An outbreak of a disease suspected to be cholera has claimed six lives and left several others hospitalised in Adamawa State. This followed the outbreak of Cholera, which ravaged some communities in four local government areas of the state. The communities affected are Leko Koma, Jambutu and Garaha in the Jada, Yola North and Hong local government areas of the state. The disease also affected Sinagali, Garta, Kalasina, Kende, Kamale, Mofodo, Wurim Siki, Zaguda and Zah, all in the Michika Local Government Area.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Louis Mandama, explained that “only six cases of cholera outbreak were recorded with two deaths in Jambutu while 30 cases were reported with two deaths in Sinagali of Yola North and Michika local governments. The disease also claimed one life with many others critically ill in the Garaha of Hong Local Government Area.”Mandama said the ministry, in collaboration with the Primary Health Care Department Agency had since dispatched a rapid response team to the affected communities for prompt intervention, adding that as part of measures to bring the situation under control an intra-venous infusion in active cases were administered in order to rehydrate the patients because of the amount of body fluid lost as a result of diarrhea and vomiting.