July 21, 2024
Kaduna Records 156 Cases, 20 Deaths from Diphtheria
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Kaduna Records 156 Cases, 20 Deaths from Diphtheria

Diphtheria infection have killed no fewer than 20 people after an outbreak in Kaduna State

The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaibu, revealed this yesterday, saying the North-Western state also recorded 156 cases.

Briefing journalists at the Kaduna Diphtheria Treatment Centre at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in the state capital, Shuaibu urged the public to adhere to the stipulated safety protocols and to be conscious of the symptoms of diphtheria to enable them to get prompt treatment.

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According to him, the State  ranks among the six, seven states that has the largest number of Diphtheria cases  

A reminder that Diphtheria is a bacterial infection caused by the corynebacterium species that affects the nose, throat and sometimes, skin of an individual.  Some symptoms of diphtheria include fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, red eyes and difficulty in breathing.

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