Yobe govt denies cholera outbreak, launches sensitisation campaign

The Executive Secretary of Yobe Primary Healthcare Board, Dr Kundi Machina, say there is no confirmed case of cholera in the state.

Machina spoke through Mohammed Kado, the State Health Promotion Officer, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Damaturu.

He stated that the government, in collaboration with UNICEF, had launched a sensitization campaign on personal hygiene and environmental sanitation across the 17 local government areas of the state.

Machina said that the campaign, which focuses more on high-risk LGAs such as Gujba, Gulani, Damaturu, Fika, and Geidam, aims to prevent the outbreak of cholera and other waterborne diseases.

He said that while diarrhoea and related cases were common during the rainy season, so far there was no evidence of a cholera outbreak in the state.

He further urged the residents to maintain good personal hygiene and environmental sanitation practices to prevent the spread of diseases.

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