Measles, Whooping Cough Claims 17 Lives In Kano

Seventeen children from Kankwana and Dashi communities in Dangora ward of Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State have loss their lives to whooping cough and measles.

Those affected are under the ages of five in the two communities of Kiru, where 11 die of whooping cough and six were died as a result of the outbreak of measles.

A council health official Mallam Hassan Adamu, confirmed the disease that hit the community

According to him, “efforts are in the pipeline for immediate medical support to the affected communities.”

“Eforts are in the pipeline for immediate medical support to the affected communities”

A world Health Organisation (WHO), representative, Mallam Yakubu Sani, attributed the outbreak of the disease to poor routine immunization and inadequate health mobilisation activity.

A ward local person in the village, Abdullahi Rufai Kiru, who also confirmed the incident saying, “over 40 children are on the list that were affected.

Report also indicates that an outbreak of measles has claimed the lives of six children in Dashi community of Kiru Local Government Area.

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