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Kaduna Diphtheria Outbreak Claims 17 Lives and Counting

The death toll from the diphtheria outbreak in Kaduna State has risen to 17 with 68 suspected cases identified across the state as of Sunday, the Kaduna State Government confirms.

Out of the figure, 14 deaths were recorded in the Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area (LGA), while three fatalities occurred in Makarfi LGA.

The Diphtheria Outbreak: 17 Deaths and 68 Suspected Cases in Kaduna State

  1. The death toll from the diphtheria outbreak in Kaduna State has risen to 17, according to the Kaduna State Government.
  2. 68 suspected cases have been identified across the state.
  3. 14 deaths were recorded in the Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area (LGA).
  4. Three fatalities occurred in Makarfi LGA.

“The results of 20 samples that had been collected and sent by the ministry for analysis were being awaited,”

“The 48 cases on admission were in stable condition,”

said the Chief Epidemiologist of the state Ministry of Health, Dr Jeremiah Daikwo.

  1. The ministry is awaiting the results of 20 samples sent for analysis.
  2. The 48 cases currently admitted to the hospital are in stable condition.

Breaking down the figures on the active cases, Daikwo disclosed that:

  • 12 patients were on admission at the General Hospital in Makarfi.
  • 35 patients were at the Kafanchan general hospital.
  • One patient was at the Kubau Primary Health Centre.

 

  1. There are 12 patients on admission at the General Hospital in Makarfi, 35 patients at the Kafanchan general hospital, and one patient at the Kubau Primary Health Centre.

The index case of the outbreak was a four-year-old male child who fell ill on July 4 in Jema’a LGA, as reported by Channels Television.

Regarding the action taken by the ministry to tackle the spread of the disease, Dr. Jeremiah Daikwo said:

“The ministry has intensified the search for active cases with contact tracing, risk communication activities and movement of affected cases to the health facility for management.”

“The ministry has also intensified surveillance activities across the 23 LGAs of the state, while risk communication activities such as compound meetings, and dialogue with heads of households and community leaders have also been intensified.”

  1. The ministry has taken several actions to tackle the spread of the disease, including contact tracing, risk communication activities, and moving affected cases to health facilities for management.
  2. Surveillance activities have been intensified across all 23 LGAs of the state.
  3. Risk communication activities, such as compound meetings and dialogues with heads of households and community leaders, have also been intensified.

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