Katsina state in northern Nigeria has recorded more than 150 deaths as a result of the cholera outbreak, the state’s Primary Health Care Development Agency said.
Shamsudeen Yahaya, executive secretary of the Katsina Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), said the northern state has also recorded at least 5,677 reported cases since the outbreak of the disease in the state.
Yahaya said the figures were obtained from hospitals and other primary health care centers in the state, According to him, the death toll could be higher as some victims, particularly those in rural areas, do not visit hospitals.
“As is happening in some parts of the country, we still have cholera cases in Katsina state. And as everyone knows, the disease increases during the rainy season, ”said Yahaya “As of Thursday, September 2, we had 5,677 cholera cases covering the 34 local government areas of the state.
“We all have a role to play at the family and community level because that is the most important thing “When people are indiscriminately littering, indiscriminately defecating in the open air, there must be a spread of diseases like cholera.”
However, He advised residents to avoid unhygienic practices, indiscriminate littering, and strive to eat only healthy foods.