Many die as Cholera outbreak hits Maiduguri IDP camps

No fewer than 16 people have been
confirmed dead with over 170 hospitalized
after a recent cholera outbreak at the three
IDP camps in Maiduguri, the Borno state
capital. UNICEF officials and those from the
World Health Organizations who are
stationed at the camps say the situation in
the camp at the moment is terrible and
requires immediate and drastic action.
“The situation at the camps is terrible.
It was sudden and already a large
number has been affected. At the last
count, we have 16 dead and about 172
affected. We are in an emergency
health situation in those camps.”one
of the officials told Vanguard in a
telephone interview.
Meanwhile National Emergency Management
Authority Information Officer, Abdulkadir
Ibrahim has denied the outbreak of the viral
disease but rather reported cases of
diarrhoea and vomiting

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