A very sad news got to us that in Adamawa state, Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed 24 new cases of cholera in over four Local government areas in the state.
A statement on the cholera epidemic issued the Information Officer of the ministry, Mohammed Abubakar, named the Local government areas as Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South.
It said that no death had been recorded with the new cases. It added that 10 cases were recorded in Mubi South, eight in Maiha and six in Mubi North. According to the statement, the epidemiological summary of the cases from May 1 to June 22 shows that 1,388 cases with 25 deaths were recorded in the four affected local government areas of Hong, Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South.
Maiha also has fatality rate of zero per cent with 16 cases recorded with no death. Mubi North has 557 cases with 13 deaths or fatality rate of 2.1 per cent, while Mubi South with fatality rate of 1.5 per cent recorded 808 cases with 12 deaths.