15 September 2017
By Sunday Elom
At least 18 people have been reported dead and 198 hospitalized at Dole-Kaina in Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi State following the outbreak of gastroenteritis – cholera.
According to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the 18 people were among the 216 victims that were admitted at the border hospital in Kamba area of Dandi LGA.
Mr. Lawal Saidu, the Deputy Nursing Officer in the area, said the victims had diarrhoea, while they also vomited excessively when they were brought to the hospital, but they died while on treatment.
Mr. Saidu said that the hospital has been admitting and treating people on a daily basis for the disease.
“Yes, there is an outbreak of cholera; we lost 18 out of the 216 people that have been brought on admission here last week,” he said.
NAN recalls that Dole-Kaina was part of the communities that were affected by flood recently in the state.