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Cholera outbreak: Adamawa confirms 23 deaths as WHO intensifies prevention campaign

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The Adamawa State Authorities confirmed Tuesday that 23 individuals have to this point died because of an outbreak of cholera within the state.

The federal government stated the 23 deaths resulted from about 5 hundred suspected instances famous because the outbreak of cholera within the state final month.

The Director of Public Well being within the state Ministry of Well being, Dr Celine Laori, who made the affirmation in a information interview Tuesday, stated three native authorities areas, specifically Yola North, Girei and Lamurde are most affected.

“For the reason that outbreak of the illness within the state in September until date, we’ve recorded about 500 suspected instances and 23 deaths,” the well being official stated.

She suggested residents to follow fundamental hygiene and sanitation, and to make sure consumption of solely protected meals and water.

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In a associated improvement, the World Well being Organisation (WHO) has intensified a marketing campaign to stop the unfold of cholera and different preventable illnesses across the state.

The organisation, which had educated Adamawa-based journalists on threat communication solely on Monday, additionally concerned some journalists on Tuesday in its house-to-house threat communication marketing campaign.

Within the marketing campaign, WHO officers and well being personnel went from home to deal with educating occupants what they have to do to stop assault of cholera and different prevalent illnesses, together with COVID-19.

An official of the organisation defined in confidence that the illness prevention marketing campaign is being performed in seven LGAs of the state famous with excessive incidences of cholera and different infectious, communicable illnesses

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