No fewer than 10 people have been reported dead from a Cholera outbreak in Gombe state.
According to the state officials, the outbreak which was first declared in 2021 has continued to claim more lives following the sporadic cases that are being recorded in the state.
This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Gombe State Primary |Health Care Development Agency (GSPHCDA) Dr. Abdulrahaman Shuaibu, at a press briefing on Thursday in Gombe.
He explained that the 10 deaths were recorded between June and September 2022.
However, he added that with the continued rainfall which resulted in flooding in parts of the state has resulted into cases of cholera outbreaks in eight wards across Balanga, Yamaltu/Deba, Nafada, Funakaye, and Gombe LGAs.
He added that the commissioner has also directed a house-to-house sensitization and distribution of water treatment tablets in affected communities as well as the decontamination of affected wells and boreholes in the communities.