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Diarrhea claims four lives in Sokoto, 56 hospitalised
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Diarrhea claims four lives in Sokoto, 56 hospitalised

Four people have been confirmed dead with 56 others hospitalised following an outbreak of diarrhea as a result of water contamination in Helele community in Sokoto North local government area of Sokoto State. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Ali Inname, who confirmed the outbreak of the disease on Thursday, said those affected drank the contaminated water in the affected area. Inname, however, said that the state government has taken steps to contain the spread of the disease to other parts of the state, adding that the survivors have been placed on treatment at Helele and Kofar Rini Primary Healthcare Centres as well as the Sokoto Specialist Hospital. He blamed the water contamination on illegal connection of water pipes and poor sewage system in Helele communit...