The Kano State Government, on Monday, confirmed that six persons have died of a strange disease in Minjibir Local Government Area of the state.
Aminu Tsanyawa, the commissioner for health in the state, confirmed the development, adding that 46 affected persons have been hospitalised.
Tsanyawa said the outbreak began in Gandun Koya village on May 7, and spread to nearby communities.
The commissioner explained that the disease can be attributed to open defecation and poor sanitation.
“The cause of the outbreak can be attributed to open defecation and poor sanitation in the communities,” he said.
“The patients presented symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. Six persons died of the disease, 28 were discharged, and 18 others are still on admission.”
He added that the ministry of health has begun investigation to unravel the cause of the disease.
He, however, urged the residents to maintain a clean environment and ensure personal hygiene to control the spread of the disease.
The development comes weeks after a similar outbreak occurred in the state, which was said to have been caused by the consumption of contaminated drinks.