By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Sokoto – Cholera outbreak in Lugu village of Wurno Local government of Sokoto state has claimed at least, nine lives from October 7th to date, Vanguard can authoritatively reveal.
The death of the nine persons, which included adults and children of both sexes, Vanguard gathered Thursday, were recorded at the isolation camp set up in the village by the Medicines Sans Frontiers, MSF and assisted by the local government health officials.
According to a local government health official overseeing the operations at the camp, Mallam Sambo Idris, 1,185 cases had so far been recorded.
He said that 18 patients were presently on admission at the camp while the rest had been discharged. “We receive an average of 2-20 patients per day and the number is fluctuates,” Dr. Femi Olulode, a staff with MSF told Vanguard.