Fifteen persons dead, 40 in hospital over Kano cholera outbreak

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At least 15 persons have died after an outbreak of cholera in Koya Village under Minjibir Local Government Area of Kano State.

Forty others have also been confirmed hospitalised as a result of the outbreak whose cause is yet to be ascertained.

Head of the community, Sulaiman Muhammad, disclosed that most of the victims were women and children.

Reports say the victims experienced diarrhoea and vomiting.

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Executive Secretary, Kano State Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr Hussaini Tijjani, confirmed the outbreak on Sunday.

He said the state’s Ministry of Health has already sent health personnel to the community to help curtail its further spread.