Plateau: Over 96 Persons Infected by Cholera, Says Govt

Plateau State Government has confirmed that over 96 persons have been infected and hospitalized over cholera in Qua’npan local government area of the state, while nine persons have been lost so far  to the outbreak of the disease in the state.
The state epidemiologist, Dr. Raymond Yuryit, who disclosed this Wednesday at Namu village in a chat with newsmen, added that the nine victims died as a result of poor management of the disease by health workers.
Identifying overcrowding, dirty environment, and unhygienic food and water as the cause of the outbreak, Yurit said those diagnosed with the disease have been hospitalised in various healthcare centres in the area.
According to him, most of the boreholes in the LGA are not functional, and the wells are left uncovered  under poor environment.
This Day

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s