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Cholera Outbreak Kills 12 People In Adamawa

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A deadly cholera outbreak has claimed the lives of 12 people Adamawa state. The state’s commissioner for health, Ahmad Sajo, told reporters that the outbreak has infected over 100 people in Mubi district in the state since Sunday.

He said: “We have recorded 12 deaths from a cholera outbreak in Mubi north and Mubi south local government areas in the past four days. A total of 142 people were infected and medical teams have been dispatched to the affected communities to contain the rapid spread of the disease.”

According to the commissioner, the cause of the outbreak is yet to be identified. Cholera, which is caused by a bacterium transmitted through contaminated food or drinking water, have killed a total of over 20 people in Northern Nigeria in 2018 alone.

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