According to the records of the Kano State Government, about 400 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea with 50 confirmed cases of cholera across the 33 local government areas of the state in the last seven months were verified.
Dr. Kabiru Getso, Health Commissioner revealed this to Kano reporters last Tuesday, further confirming 28 recorded deaths.
“The team will respond and investigate any rumoured cases in the state and provision and repositioning of emergency medical supplies and consumables in facilities. The control of this outbreak depends on not only government but also on other key stakeholders such as the civil society organisations, media and community based organisations, among others. On the first round of 2018 maternal, newborn and child health week, which was flagged off on Monday, the Commissioner said the week-long activities would provide health services for mothers, newborn and children through existing health system,” he said.