Malaria claims 48 lives in Nigeria’s Sokoto State

At least 48 persons have lost their lives in northwest state of Nigeria's Sokoto in the past one month, a health official said Friday.

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Malaria parasites - seen here infecting red blood cells - and mosquitoes do not like cold temperatures
Malaria parasites - seen here infecting red blood cells - and mosquitoes do not like cold temperatures

The deaths were recorded out of the 382 patients who were hospitalized in a hospital in Gandu area of the state, Rabi Ahmed-Gandi, the Officer in Charge of Kofar Kade Clinic, told reporters.

The problem had reached an epidemic level, she added, noting that it had subsided now.

The medical director attributed the problem to the contamination of the environment sequel to the prevalence of toxic refuse heaps.

Malaria claims more than 1 million lives annually across the globe, mainly African children under the age of five, according to the World Health Organization. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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