Kebbi records another 77 cases of measles
No fewer than 77 cases of measles have been confirmed across Kebbi State. The state is undergoing the last phase of the total elimination of the disease in a joint crusade between Birnin-Kebbi government and other donor agencies.
Confirming the report in a media chat in the capital, the Executive Chairman, Kebbi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KSHPHDA), Dr Manir Hassan Jega, disclosed that it recorded 656 confirmed and suspected cases of measles in the 21 local councils.
He explained that out of the 656, a total of 77 of reported cases were officially confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 12 council areas, with Argungu topping the list with 12.
The affected local governments are Arewa, Argungu, Dandi, Danko Wasagu, Ngaski, Yauri, Jega, Koko-Besse, Birnin kebbi, Maiyama and Augie.
Dr. Jega further said that the state government in collaboration with donor agencies has concluded arrangements to kick off campaign and immunization of children under five months to five years a cross the 21 local government areas.
According to him the state is divided into two zones for effective coverage while personnel as well as media practitioners have been mobilized for the exercise.
He urged the parents to ensure the closure of their doors to avoid measles case.