Diarrhea Hits Borno State, 25 Hospitalized


Borno State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, has said Acute Watery Diarrhoea, AWD, has hit Borno State with 1,068 cases in 10 Local Government areas of the state.

Of the reported cases, he said, 25 patients were hospitalised at the Benisheikh Hospital and Dala and El-Miskin treatment centres. Dr. Mshelia made the revelation yesterday, while briefing journalists on the sensitisation of public on hygiene and sanitation to prevent water-borne diseases.

He attributed diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases outbreak to open “defecation and poor sanitary conditions” in Borno internally-displaced persons, IDPs, camps and communities.

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