Re­sult on sus­pected cholera out­break at Mpape ex­pected to­day

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Hus­sein Ya­haya

Clin­i­cal re­sult on sus­pected cholera out­break at Mpape in Bwari Area Coun­cil is ex­pected to be out to­day, the coun­cil chair­man, Peter Yo­hanna Ushafa, has said.

At least three people have been con­firmed dead at Mpape as a re­sult of cholera re­lated dis­ease that broke out at the com­mu­nity last week.

But the coun­cil’s Head of Health Depart­ment, Dr. Sun­day Goji, said the out­break can­not, at this stage, be said to be cholera un­til a thor­ough test is car­ried out at a recog­nised health cen­tre.

Con­se­quently, he said, a sam­ple has been taken to Univer­sity of Abuja Teach­ing Hospi­tal at Gwag­wal­ada for thor­ough test to de­ter­mine if it is cholera or other­wise.

Ac­cord­ing to him, un­til such re­port is out, the out­break can be said to be di­ar­rhea and vom­it­ing.

But speak­ing in an in­ter­view with City News on the in­ci­dent, the coun­cil chair­man, Peter Yo­hanna Ushafa, said the re­sult of the test is ex­pected to­day and there­after an of­fi­cial state­ment would be made avail­able.

He said the coun­cil has re­leased drugs and med­i­cal ex­perts to the af­fected com­mu­nity to pre­vent it from spread­ing.

The chair­man said the coun­cil pro­vided bore­holes to the com­mu­nity but was not ju­di­ciously put into use, say­ing res­i­dents of the area must be con­scious of the en­vi­ron­ment they live in by main­tain­ing clean­ness all the time.

Cows at Ki­lankwa vil­lage in Kwali Area Coun­cil re­cently.

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