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Measles outbreak hits Kano

A local government in Kano State, Kano Municipal has confirmed an outbreak of measles in some parts of the local council area.

Kano Municipal Primary Health Care Coordinator, Alhaji Aliyu Jinjiri Kiru, announced this at a meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Response Committee at the local government secretariat.

A statement issued by the information officer of the Council, Fatima Abdullahi, said the coordinator, noted they received reports of several cases of measles and other infectious diseases from various health centres in the Municipal Local Government Area.

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The statement said the suspected affected areas with cases are Sharada, Madatai, and Gandun Albasa.

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It, however, called for an urgent step or response to contain the diseases.

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According to the statement, the officer in charge of disease control, Tukur Hassan, said they have already referred the cases to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital for isolation.

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‘’The district head of Municipal, Madakin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani, implored all village and ward heads in the area to prioritise public health at all times due to its significance,‘’ the statement said.


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