A fresh cholera outbreak in Bauchi State has killed at least 20 persons and infected about 322 persons in some parts of the state.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Mohammed Maigoro, gave an update on the situation during a media briefing on Tuesday morning.
He said the outbreak has spread across nine local government areas since the first case was recorded in April.
According to him, the index case was a 37- year- old housewife, who was admitted at the Burra General Hospital on April 24, 2021 in Ningi Local Government Area.
He said upon her admission, it was discovered there is an ongoing outbreak of similar disease in neighboring communities like Sumaila and other Local Government Areas of Kano State, which may have spread to Bauchi.