A little over three weeks ago, I posted this article on cholera and towards the end of the introduction to the essay, I wondered aloud: “If we cannot control cholera, God help us if there is Ebola outbreak.”
Now that ebola is at our doorstep the fact that our governments usually fail to take note of timely information may be a contributing factor to epidemics.
Towards the end of last year, this blog carried an essay on cholera and wondered whether October should be referred to as cholera month in Nigeria.
Below are updates by two institutions – Weekly Trust and UNICEF.
The causes given for the outbreak have been adduced in previous in both learned and general publications. Yet the situation is not improving from year to year. What should the three tiers of government do? If we cannot control cholera, God help us if there is Ebola outbreak.
Cholera Ravages Nigeria
by Ruby Leo, Lami Sadiq & Onimi Alao, Abubakar Auwal, Isa Liman & Ahmed Mohammed, Bauchi, Weekly Trust, Nigeria, Saturday, 12 April 2014
… kills over 100 since January A new wave of cholera epidemic blowing across the country may have claimed hundreds of lives since January and does not seem to be abating anytime soon with the onset…
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