At least ten people have died in a diarrhea outbreak while over 300 others are undergoing treatment in various medical facilities in Gadoow in Galgadud, authorities have said.
Gadoow regional administrator Ahmed Abdi Yusuf told Goobjoog News the situation was worsening with the risk of many people getting infected by the disease.
“We are still treating people in different medical centres and 10 others have died in the last one week. We fear more people will be infected besides the 300 who are already infected,” said Yusuf.
The official appealed for urgent help to avert further suffering. Acute watery diarrhea has claimed several lives countrywide in the past few months as the ongoing droughts subjects thousands to conditions which could lead to disease outbreaks.
Red Cross said last week 28 people had died of diarrhea in Somaliland within a ten days period with 411 cases having been reported since the start of April.