Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, revealed that the Cholera outbreak in Borno State, northeast Nigeria has killed 14 people.
Mshelia has made this known on Wednesday, saying that eight people were killed from cholera confirmed cases, while six others died of acute watery Diarrhoea.
He said the outbreak concentrations are in Maidinatu and El-Miskin Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, Bolori ward of Maiduguri and suburbs.
Mshelia said: “As of today, September 5, 380 cases of suspected cholera have been reported with 14 deaths. Over 250 cases have been treated and discharged.
“In additional efforts, active case search is ongoing as World Health Organisation (WHO) engages nearly 200 community health Champions. They are currently searching for cases in each household, reporting and referring them to appropriate treatment centres.
“We are jointly working to control and contain the outbreak by reinforcing early detection of suspected cases in IDP camps, through providing water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.”