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Fresh diphtheria outbreak kills 4 children in Kano

No fewer than four children have reportedly lost their lives to diphtheria outbreak in Minjibir Local Government Area of Kano State.

The Information Officer of the local government, Mr. Tasiu Yahaya, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Thursday [today] in Kano.

Yahaya said another 28 children were also infected with the disease.

Diphtheria symptoms“Four children have been confirmed dead while 28 others infected with Diphtheria in Minjibir Local Government of Kano state.

“The 28 children contracted the disease in the towns of Kwarkiya, Kuru, Kunya and Minjibir.

“The Interim Management Officer of the local government, Muhammad Yakubu Kunya, has called on the authorities and stakeholders to immediately reach out to Minjibir local government to protect the health of the community.

“On his part, the district head of the local government urged traditional rulers and the Scholars to stand up in enlighten the community and to pray for relief from the disease,” the statement reads.

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When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Health Ministry, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, said that the case has been referred to the Director for Public Health for further investigation and confirmation. (NAN)

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