17 children die of whooping cough, measles in Kano - The No.1 Infotainment blog


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Monday, 16 October 2017

17 children die of whooping cough, measles in Kano

An outbreak of whooping cough and measles has claimed the lives of 17 children in Kiru local government area of Kano state.
The affected children  are under the age of five in the two communities of Kiru, where eleven died of whooping cough and six of the outbreak of measles.
The incidents happened in Kankwana and Dashi communities in Dangora ward of the local government local.
A council health official Mallam Hassan Adamu confirmed the development in the community.
According to him, “efforts are in the pipeline for immediate medical support to the affected communities.”
A World Health Organisation (WHO) representative, Mallam Yakubu Sani attributed the outbreak of disease to poor routine immunization and inadequate health mobilization activity.
A ward local person in the village, Abdullahi Rufai Kiru who also confirmed the incident, saying, “over 40 children are on the line list that are affected.”
There are also indications that an outbreak of measles has claimed the lives of six children in Dashi community of Kiru local government area.
The district Head of Kiru, Alhaji lbrahim Hamza Bayero has paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased, urging the state government to deploy medical personnel to the affected areas for immediate intervention.

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