Adamawa State government on Wednesday confirmed that cholera cases recorded in the last one month in the state has moved up to 244
The initial figure as put by the government while announcing the outbreak of the disease on June 17 was 76.
The Director of Primary Health in the Ministry of Health, Dr Bwalki Dilli, who addressed Journalists in Yola on Wednesday said the outbreak had risen since then by 168.
According to him, the three affected councils hit by the outbreak were Yola North, Yola South and Girei.
Dilli said, “The increase in number of cases is expected, because the search is now active and information is going round and we have support from our partners in the creation of public awareness.
“We have support from partners, notably the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, ICRC and IOM.”
“The specific areas where the WHO is active, are in case management, active surveillance in the communities, risk management and coordination of stakeholders’ activities,” he added.
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