Latest Cholera Outbreak Kills Another 6 in Nigeria

Cholera continue to hound the people of Nigeria. According to reports, the latest cholera outbreak killed six people in the African country. The latest outbreak put to total of cholera casualties to 234 in 15 of the 36 estates of the country this year.

With the continue cholera outbreak hitting the country, the senate already launched an investigation to determine why these deadly sickness continue to hound the country. Data from the Nigerian health authorities, cholera usually occurs during the rainy season when heavy downpour wash contaminants into wells used by families. The rainy season in Nigeria usually runs from April to September each year.

Data from internet revealed cholera as an infection of the small intestine that is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.  The usual symptoms include profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting. This deadly disease is transmitted primarily by consuming drinking water or food contaminated by the feces (“poop”) of an infected person. If left untreated cholera could lead toto rapid dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. The common treatment for this disease is oral rehydration solution (ORS) and if this is not tolerated, intravenous fluids.

Cholera kills 18 in northern Nigeria: officials – Yahoo! News

Sep 5, 2011  Read ‘Cholera kills 18 in northern Nigeria: officials’ on Yahoo! News. A fresh cholera outbreak has killed 18 people in northern Nigeria’s Bauchi 

Nigerian Tribune, on Sun, 25 Sep 2011 16:05:53 -0700

CHOLERA epidemic is not new to Nigerians. It has killed both the high and the low. But then, it is really sad that this scourge could still be one of the life-threatening epidemics in modern dayNigeriaCHOLERA, which according to medical research has 


New outbreak kills six as cholera spreads in Nigeria
AngolaPress, on Sat, 24 Sep 2011 05:54:39 -0700

Abuja – A fresh cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria has killed at least six people, raising the overall toll in the country to more than over 200 in recent months, officials said Friday. The latest outbreak was recorded in the Kebbi state town of Koko