Acute diarrhoea kills five, about 10 infected in Middle Shabelle

An outbreak of acute diarrhoea in Bulo-Asi village and several areas around the Bal’ad town, has killed at least five people in the last twenty-four hours, resident said on Saturday.

Adan Mohamed, a resident in Bulo-ASi said over 1o more people have fallen ill as a result of the latest outbreak, which began in this month in the village.

“Five people have died and over 10 other are recuperating from the disease,” said Adan.

He called on the federal government and humanitarian aid agencies to deliver emergency support to the residents.

Aid organizations have been working to help those already sick and to prevent the epidemic from spreading further.

“The situation here is worrisome. The number of cases is growing fast and we need more support,’’ he said.

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