Health officials in Kiru area of Kano State confirm that 11 children have been killed by whooping cough while 40 others are receiving treatment.
Malam Hassan Adamu, the council’s Health Officer, who confirmed the incident, assured of government’s effort to contain the outbreak. Malam Yakubu Sani, a representative of the World Health Organisation, WHO, in the area, attributed the outbreak to poor routine immunisation and inadequate health mobilisation activities. Reacting,
District Head of the area, Alhaji Hamza Bayero, urged government to provide emergency medical care to residents to prevent further spread of the disease.