Result on suspected cholera outbreak at Mpape expected today
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.