No fewer than twelve persons have died in Southern part of Niger State following the outbreak of cholera disease in the area.
The development was made known in a statement on Monday by the state health minister, Idi Illiassou Mainassara.
According to the statement, health authorities in Niger believe the outbreak is an epidemic.
“Most of the cases are related to an epidemic that has been raging for several months in neighbouring cross-border regions where there is significant mixing of cross-border populations.”
Fresh cholera outbreak kills 7 in FCT
The previous outbreak of the disease in the state occurred in the same regions in 2018, Mainassara said.
Niger’s border with Nigeria is a hot spot for cholera outbreaks, where populations often move freely between both countries with minimal restrictions, Mainassara said.
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