The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Joseph Akabuike, in a statement issued in Awka, the state capital, by the state ministry of information said, “The team was dispatched by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Akabuike.”
The team is led by the State Disease Surveillance Officer Adaora Ejikeme, accompanied by the State UNICEF Consultant, Didien Gbofemi.
“The team was tasked to stem the spread as well as recommend measures at containing any replication.
“Eleven patients, five boys and six girls within the age bracket of one to 10years old, had since been admitted into a health facility in the area,” the release stated.
“A preliminary report released by the Rapid Response Team, showed that the main source of drinking water for the community was a contaminated stream”.