July 14, 2024
UNICEF Says Kano Records 5,800 Suspected Cases Of Diphtheria
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UNICEF Says Kano Records 5,800 Suspected Cases Of Diphtheria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on yesterday, said that Kano State has recorded 5,800 suspected cases of Diphtheria from January to date.

The UN Agency said the cases were recorded in 39 local government areas of the state.

The Head, UNICEF Field Office, Kano, Mr Rahama Mohammned-Farah, stated this in Kano during a one-day media orientation on the Diphtheria outbreak.

According to him, Kano State has the highest number of recorded cases in the country, adding that Diphtheria was a highly contagious and infectious disease that could cause death. Mohammned-Farah stressed that proactive measures were necessary to stem the outbreak.

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He said that 60.8 per cent of the suspected cases had been reported in children not vaccinated, which reinforced the critical need to address the issue of zero doses, especially in Kano State. Also speaking, Dr Muhammad Nasir-Mahmoud, the Director-General, Kano State Primary Healthcare Management Board, said the state government had adopted drastic measures to curtail spread of the disease.

While describing the media as partners in the fight against Diphtheria, Nasir-Mahmoud urged them to support the campaign against the disease.

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