Niger LG records 12 measles cases

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By Obinna Unaeze

Agwara (Niger) – The Agwara Local Government Area of Niger recently recorded 12 cases of measles.

Mr Abraham Jatau, the council’s Director of Primary Health Care, disclosed this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According him, the cases were recorded at Sabon Papiri, Gallah, Busuru and Kashini wards of the local government.

Jatau said that the children infected were between zero and one year, but death recorded.

He explained that before the cases were confirmed, blood samples of the patients were taken epidemiological centre in Minna for test.

The director said although the situation had been brought under control, the health department of the council had started sensitisation prevent further spread of the disease.

“We have started make people understand the need to sleep in a well-ventilated and clean house,’’ he said.

He commended the state Ministry of Health for providing medicine curtail the disease.

Jatau also commended the council Chairman, Alhaji Nura Kokoli, for the prompt release of funds buy drugs to tackle the disease.

He said that meetings were held with district, ward and village heads on the need sensitise residents to sleep in well- ventilated houses and clean their environmen