No fewer than 20 persons have been confirmed dead in a fresh outbreak of Cholera in Bauchi State, the state government said on Tuesday.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro at a press conference held at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Bauchi.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera remains a global threat to public health and an indicator of inequity and lack of social development.
Researchers say every year, there are roughly 1.3 to 4.0 million cases, and 21,000 to 143, 000 deaths worldwide due to cholera.