Cholera: Nasarawa Reports One Death and 29 Suspected Cases

The Nasarawa State Government reported 29 suspected cases of cholera in Kokona and Nasarawa Eggon local government areas. Gaza Gwamna, the Commissioner for Health, shared this update during the opening of a three-day workshop on Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health hosted by Rotary International in Akwanga LGA.

According to the Commissioner, Kokona LGA recorded 19 suspected cases, while Nasarawa Eggon LGA had 10 cases. Unfortunately, one patient in Nasarawa Eggon LGA died while being treated at a healthcare facility.

Gwamna stated, “We have 19 suspected cases of cholera in Kokona and 10 in Nasarawa Eggon. The one who died in Nasarawa Eggon had diarrhea and was vomiting, but there is no confirmation that he died of cholera. Cholera symptoms are similar to other ailments, and confirmation requires laboratory tests. Not every diarrhea case is cholera. Some patients with diarrhea are under observation, but we have not confirmed if they have cholera.”

He thanked Rotary International for organizing the workshop and encouraged participants to use the training to accurately report on health challenges affecting women and children in the state.

Toyosi Adebambo, the Project Manager of Rotary International Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health, explained that the workshop, titled “Together For Healthy Families In Nigeria,” aims to enhance the skills of media practitioners in effectively reporting RMCH-related issues. “We expect that by the end of the workshop, journalists will be able to provide accurate and informative reports on RMCH interventions and create a pool of champions who will sustain the discourse on RMCH in the media,” Adebambo added.


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