Humanitarian groups have described the cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s northern state of Borno, as critical.
The outbreak, which was first reported in an internally-displaced people’s camp, is believed to have infected at least 1,408 people and killed 39, between August 16 and September 10.
According to the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA), the situation is quite critical, given the poor living conditions of the people and the apparent rapid spread of the outbreak.
Doctor Max Yvon Mbangui is the project coordinator for ALIMA’s rapid emergency response team in Nigeria. He’s been speaking to Adolphus Mawolo.