Cholera kills 14 in Borno IDP camp

Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

Fourteen persons have died and 230 people are currently on admission following an Outbreak of cholera in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp at Muna garage in Borno State.

In response to the outbreak, the UN has opened an emergency hospital in the camp and the patients are currently being admitted in two facilities.

Officials of the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Borno State Ministry of Health are all currently on ground and patients are being attended to.

International humanitarian non-governmental organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) also known as Doctors Without Barriers had explained last Friday that it had put in place measures in “scaling up its ongoing efforts to prevent further deaths and the spread of cholera in Maiduguri, Nigeria.”

As at Friday, the humanitarian body had set up a 40-bed cholera treatment centre in Dala that admitted 70 patients while it also put in place an oral rehydration spot in the Muna camp with community health workers helping out to find new cases.

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