7.8 C
Sunday, December 3, 2023

Nigeria reports a diphtheria outbreak and keeps an eye on the situation in 4 states


Related stories

Handre Pollard of South Africa Anticipates a Fierce Encounter with England in the Semi-Finals

South Africa's Rugby World Cup semi-final preparations continued in...

Scammers Utilize Artificial Intelligence to impersonate African Union Leader Moussa Faki

African Union Chief Moussa Faki Impersonated in Cyber Scam...

Victor Osimhen Faces Nearly a Month on the Sidelines Due to Hamstring Injury

Napoli's Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, has suffered a right...

Kenyan Facebook Moderators Allege Insincere Negotiations by Meta

The attorney representing 184 former Facebook content moderators in...

Diphtheria has been confirmed as a deadly outbreak in Nigeria by health officials on Friday (Jan.20).

According to Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, the health commission for Kano state has documented more than 70 suspected cases and 25 deaths associated with the bacterial infection. Kano state is one of the worst-affected states in the nation’s north.

It is unknown how many deaths and confirmed cases there have been overall.

The outbreak was addressed urgently by Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which also said it was keeping an eye on the situation in four of the country’s 36 states.

According to the state’s top epidemiologist, Kano state’s outbreak among children was first reported to the authorities in late December.

Read Also  More engineers may leave Nigeria, Don cautions

Diphtheria results in paralysis, heart failure, and breathing problems. The population most at risk is that which is unvaccinated, resides in unsanitary areas, or both.

A diphtheria outbreak of this size has not recently occurred in Nigeria. In many remote areas, the nation’s ability to identify the illness and treat patients is constrained.

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome & exclusive content in your inbox, every week.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

InsiderBLM Africa
InsiderBLM Africahttp://insiderblm.com
InsiderBLM Africa shares deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals happening in Africa.


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest stories