An outbreak of epidemic confirmed to be cholera has hit two local government areas of Adamawa State. The Councils are Maiha and Fufore. 16 persons are reported to have died so far from the disease.
Confirming the outbreak in his office Wednesday, they Permanent Secretary in the Adamawa State Ministry of Health, Dr. Emmanuel Binjo said only 4 persons have died from the disease, while 15 cases were reported of which 5 are still in hospital.
The Permanent Secretary named the villages ravaged by the disease in Maiha to include Pakka, Bokoi, Maiha-Gani, Hubu-Tudi and Mayo-Nguli.
He announced that a team of medical Personnel headed by the Director of disease control has been dispatched to Maiha to contain the ravaging epidemic.
According to him, reports by the Medical Team from the area confirmed that the disease is being contained.
But, another source told Vanguard that the outbreak is speaking to more villages and neighbouring Mubi North and Mubi South Local Governments.
Dr. Emmanuel Binjo also disclosed to Vanguard that the same Medical Team now in Maiha had just contained similar outbreak in Fufore Local Government Area.
According to him, the Ministry is well stocked with vaccines to contain any disease outbreak in state and advised people to always keep their environment tidy.
Outbreak of disease is rampant in Adamawa State, especially in the Riverine areas owing to contaminated water as Rivers and Streams overflow their banks.