Borno State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, revealed on Friday, that death toll the State as a result of cholera outbreak has killed 44 people
Mshelia said, vaccination would immediately commence in four local government identified as flashpoint in order to prevent future outbreak and combat the disease.
He said the vaccination is to ensure that the infectious disease does not spread to other areas in the state after recording almost 2,000 cases within two weeks.
Mshelia said, “We are embarking on vaccination as from Monday to ensure we stop cholera from spreading.
He disclosed that the vaccination exercise would be carried out in Maiduguri, Dikwa, Jere and Monguno, which were worse hit by the outbreak.
He attributed poor hygiene and sanitation among IDPs to the cause of the outbreak.
He said the state government, with other partner organisations, had established cholera treatment centres as soon as the outbreak was confirmed.
Mshelia said in order to combat the spread of the disease, disinfection of toilets/latrines and sensitization on personal hygiene were carried out.
He commiserated with the families of those that died in the cholera outbreak.
He also commended the international partners for their support in tackling the outbreak.