No fewer than 30 children have died in a fresh outbreak of Diarrhea in Imo state. According to Leadership, the state commissioner for Health, Ngozi Njoku disclosed this while speaking with a delegation from the Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited who paid her a courtesy visit in her office March 14th.
She attributed the recent development to unavailability of portable water in some of the autonomous communities in the state where the disease is prevalent. Njoku said that the death toll from the outbreak of the deadly disease had risen to 30 in the last few weeks, while several others affected by the scourge were receiving treatment in various hospitals in the state. She added that four children died last month as a result of the infection in Nekede, in the Owerri West council area.