Cholera: Kano sends medical team to affected community




KANO – The Kano State Government said on Sunday that it had  sent  a medical team to Kafin Dalawa village in Tudun Wada Local Government Area of the state to assess the outbreak of cholera in the area.

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The Commissioner for Health, Dr Abubakar Labaran, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Sunday.

He said the team, which went to  the affected area on Saturday,  had been directed to chlorinate all the wells in the village.

“ We have since yesterday sent a medical team to the village to assess the situation and bring its report.

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‘’In addition, the team has been directed to chlorinate all the wells in the village before it returns,’’ the commissioner said.

Labaran, who attributed the outbreak to filthy environment and poor personal hygiene,  advised people to always wash their hands and keep their environment clean.

“People should always observe simple rules of  personal hygiene to prevent illness or possible outbreak of diseases,’’ he said.  (NAN).

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