Diphtheria Outbreak Raises Alarm in Abuja Suburb

Diphtheria Outbreak Raises Alarm in Abuja Suburb
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A diphtheria outbreak in Abuja’s Dei-Dei suburb has ignited concerns about public health safety due to the disease’s rapid spread. The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has confirmed eight cases detected through testing.

Diphtheria, characterized by symptoms like sore throat and fever, spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. The WHO highlights the severity of the disease, with potential complications affecting various organs. Treatment involves antitoxin administration and antibiotics.

Diphtheria Outbreak Raises Alarm in Abuja Suburb
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    The FCT Primary Health Care Board urges vaccination, avoidance of crowded environments, and adherence to recommended doses, emphasizing the significance of immunization programs. Nigeria has reported 557 confirmed cases, necessitating immediate action to protect communities.

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