Cholera outbreak claims 20 lives in Bauchi

No fewer than 20 people have been killed in a fresh cholera outbreak in some parts of the state of Bauchi State.

It was gathered that about 322 persons have been infected with the disease.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Mohammed Maigoro, gave an update on the situation during a media briefing on Tuesday morning.

He said the outbreak has spread across nine local government areas since the first case was recorded in April.

According to the Commissioner, the index case was a 37-year-old patient, who was admitted at Burra General Hospital on 24 April, 2021.

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