Agency says bad water caused Kaduna cholera outbreak

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The National Agency
for Drugs Administration and Control has attributed the outbreak of
cholera in Kaduna State to the use of contaminated water and fruits by
residents.

The agency’s Zonal
Director in the state, Eric Iful, advised residents to refrain from
drinking unsafe water and to wash fruits thoroughly before consumption.

Mr. Iful gave the
advice in an interview on Tuesday in Kaduna. He said: “cholera is a
water borne disease caused by contaminated water and food items.

Mr. Iful said that
NAFDAC would ensure that food items, including fast foods were
certified for consumption before reaching consumers.

On packaged water
bearing fake NAFDAC numbers, the zonal director said that the agency
was concerned about the development and stressed that measures were
being taken to address the situation. He assured that the agency would
bring the offenders to book.

However, investigations conducted by NAN revealed that some people
were not buying sachet water because the source of such water was
questionable.


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