Not less than 11 lives have been claimed and 47 others currently hospitalised at Hanya Madaki, Halin Sarki and Kunchi villages in a fresh cholera outbreak in Kano state.
Confirming the outbreak, one of the youth leaders in the affected area, Ubali Dawud Abubakar, said the three villages had been battling the suspected cholera outbreak for over one week, adding that despite reporting to the appropriate authorities, there had been no response.
According to him, the last victim, who died as a result of the suspected cholera outbreak was buried yesterday evening.
Also, a parent of one of the victims, Musa Abdullahi, said about 47 persons had been treated at homes, as well as at some patent medicine outfit, within the affected communities, since the villages hit by the suspected cholera outbreak have no hospitals or clinic.
Reacting to this, the Public Relations Officer of the State Health Ministry, Ismail Garba Gwamaja, claimed that the Ministry was unaware of the outbreak of cholera in the affected villages but promised to investigate the incident to enable the Ministry to take appropriate action.