posted on Oct, 4 2009 @ 02:59 PM
Here's an updated article from NEXT:
Four people have been reported dead from what is suspected to be cholera in Madube village of Gwoza Local Council of Borno State.
The disease was said to have spread from neighbouring Adamawa State, with Madube as the closest village in Borno State to Adamawa’s communities.
About 80 lives have been lost in the epidemic that has swept through seven of the 21 local councils in Adamawa State in the past two months,
especially in the northern part of the state.
The Adamawa State commissioner of information, Musa Bubakari Kamale, recently said the outbreak of the disease had also afflicted 934 persons, with
Mubi North Local Council - where 22 persons were confirmed dead - Fufore, Hong, Mubi South, Michika, Madagali worst hit.
Mr. Abbas also explained that the council has invited officials of the World Health Organisation to take specimen of the virus to the University
of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for confirmation.
When NEXT visited Gwoza General Hospital, women and children affected by the disease were seen lying down on the floor in an isolation room.
One of the victims, Fatima Ibrahim, said the illness started with stomach pains, which later resulted in vomiting and passing of uncontrollable
Most of the other patients who spoke to NEXT complained about the source of their drinking water, attributing the outbreak to water
So as I suspected it's not a mystery illness, it's just not confirmed
as cholera yet but the patient statements and symptoms point to it
As mentioned these outbreaks happen from time to time.
I don't know what all the fuss is about!
Maybe those who believe their government is trying to 'depopulate' them should go spend some time in a country like Nigeria, where everything ISN'T
taken for granted and your drinking water could actually kill you.
I mean honestly, you people complain about fluoride in your water supply, yeah it probably doesn't need to be there but it's nothing compared to the
quality of water in third world countries where it could potentially have raw sewerage, fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides and god knows what else
Sad state of affairs indeed.
[edit on 4/10/09 by Chadwickus]