NIGERIA: Over 16 People Dead, 170 Hospitalized As Cholera Outbreak Hits IDP Camps In Maiduguri
Over 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.