Diarrhoea kills 10 in Abuja

No fewer than 10 lives have been lost to the recent outbreak of diarrhoea in Wassa community, Abuja Municipal Area Council of the Nigerian capital, FCT.

Rilwanu Mohammed, the Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Healthcare Development Board, said this at the flag-off of the third round of polio outbreak vaccine response on Friday in Abuja.

Mr. Mohammed also disclosed that the disease affected 38 people in the community.

He said the incidence happened at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the area.

The executive added that the disease broke out on November1, and that the victims were being treated by the board, stressing that the situation is under control.

He said all the children in the community have been vaccinated and the two boreholes in the area decontaminated with chlorine gas.

Mr. Mohammed said people the in the community were encouraged to avoid open defecation and embrace healthy and hygienic life style.

He added that the board had trained the community on the best way to wash hands using soap and ash.

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