24 suspected cases of cholera reported in Katsina
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded 24 suspected cases of cholera reported from some local government areas in Katsina State.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General, NCDC, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
He added that some cases were confirmed in the laboratory with some deaths recorded.
Ihekweazu said that the Cholera Technical Working Group (TWG) had continued to coordinate cholera activities in states in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) and support from partners.
He explained that routine monitoring of states through Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) was also being carried out, while states with suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea were called weekly.
The NCDC boss urged state governments and partners to assist in funding jingles and other communication activities toward educating people on healthy habits.