6 Dead, Dozens Hospitalized As Cholera Outbreak Hits Jukun Community in Taraba

Cholera Outbreak have been reported at Jukun Community of Muri A Ward of Karim Lamido Local Government, of Taraba State. Taraba news reports.

According to reports from the area, 6 people have been reported dead, basically children and over 50 persons have been hospitalized.

The Director of Primary Health Care of Karim Lamido Local Government Mr Fredrick Nyanganji who confirm the incident to Taraba News said the outbreak occured on the 14th December,2023. We received report that ” adult and children were said to be passing watery stool and extreme vomiting suspected to be cholera” he told our correspondent on phone.

The vice chairman of the Local Government Alhaji Musa Karim who led a delegation to the affected community on behalf of the executive chairman of Karim Lamido, Mr Bitrus Dan Jos said about 30 Children and adults where admitted on the 14th December,2023 at the Primary Health Care in the area and Six Children were reported dead, according to him, on the 15th December,2023 15 people where admitted in the hospital with the same case but to record of casualty.

Community leader of the areas Alhaji Musa Abdulkarimu while receiving the delegation led by the vice Chairman commended Gov. Agbu Kefas and the Karim Lamido Local Government Chairman for prompt response, he said this is the first time they know that there is government in place.

The team provided health education, community awareness and sensitazation on personal hygiene, they also ensure the isolation of persons effected, hand sanitizers where also provided and blood samples were collected by the DSNO/surveillance officer.

The Local government also provided drugs worth Hundreds of thousands to the effected Community.

When Taraba News spoke with the Commissioner of Health for Taraba State he said government is aware of the situation and they currently working on it.

Some of the community members called on Government to provide for them portable drinking water, and public latrine.