A recent outbreak of gastro-enteritis in 13 Native Authorities Areas, LGAs, in Sokoto State has killed at the very least, 23 folks in the previous couple of weeks.
The Commissioner for Well being within the State, Dr. Muhammed Inname, made the affirmation on Tuesday, including that over 265 circumstances of the illness have unfold throughout the affected LGAs.
The affected LGAs are Rabah, Wurno, Dange Shuni, Kebbe, Gwadabwa, Tangaza, Isa, Bodinga, Wamakko, Silame, Illela, Sabon Birni and Yabo.
The Commissioner mentioned the current escalation might be on account of the wet season.
“The State Ministry of Well being has arrange two completely different groups to watch and advise members of the general public on the risks of the illness.
“We’ve case administration workforce, the place docs will probably be going spherical with well being employees in addition to environmental response workforce which are to go spherical and educate these within the rural areas on learn how to interact and deal with their water,” he added.
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