Kano records measles outbreak – Official 

Authorities at the Kano municipal local government council have confirmed an outbreak of measles in some parts of the local government area.

The primary health care coordinator of the area, Alhaji Aliyu Jinjiri Kiru, stated this during a meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Response Committee at the local government secretariat, Saturday.

In a statement, the information officer of the area, Fatima Abdullahi, quoted the coordinator as saying that they received reports of several cases of measles and other infectious diseases from various health centers in the local government area.

The coordinator said the suspected affected areas with cases are Sharada, Madatai, and Gandun Albasa.

He called for an urgent step or response to contain the diseases.

The officer in charge of disease control, Tukur Hassan, said they have already referred the cases to Murtala Special Hospital for isolation.

The district head of Madakin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani, implored all village and ward heads in the area to prioritise public health at all times.