Cholera Kills 10 In Gombe

Gombe State government has confirmed that about 10 people have died from cholera outbreak in the state.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Habu Dahiru who disclosed this to newsmen, said 236 cases were recorded between June and September this year saying from June 30 they have had sporadic cases of cholera in Balanga Council, and because of preparedness and prompt response, it has been largely subdued .
Consequently, the state Ministry of Health promptly initiated public health actions for its prevention, which include, Incident Management System, thirteen Cholera Treatment Units across the 5 affected councils for management of cases free of charge, as well as direct house-to-house sensitisation and distribution of water treatment tablets in affected communities.