The Kaduna state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Paul Dogo has confirmed the outbreak of cholera in the Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State, with one person already dead and 55 others hospitalized.
The Commissioner said that the deceased student died as a result of diarrhoea and vomiting, a symptom that is associated with the ailment.
He said that 55 other students who showed signs of the ailment have now been hospitalized and are being monitored by a team of medical experts.
Dr. Dogo said the victims are responding to treatment, while 15 of them have been discharged, adding that steps are being taken to contain further spread of the epidemic in the school.
Source: Channels TV.