The Kaduna State Government has recorded 68 suspected cases and eight deaths from diphtheria in the state. Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection that usually affects the mucous membranes of the nose and throat.
The suspected cases were from four local government areas of the state, which included Makarfi, Kubau, Jema’a (Kafanchan) and Kaduna North. Five of the fatalities were from Jema’a and three from Makarfi.
The state government is prioritizing routine immunization to ensure all children are fully vaccinated against the disease. This outbreak highlights the importance of vaccination in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
The Kaduna State Government is working to contain the outbreak and prevent further spread of the disease. It is important for residents to follow public health guidelines and get vaccinated to protect themselves and their communities.
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