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Cholera outbreak in Ebonyi state, 20 dead

20 individuals have been affirmed dead from a Cholera flare-up in Ebonyi state.
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The state Director, Public Health and Disease Control, in the Ministry of Health, Dr Chris Achi, who made this known to newsmen in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, said seven local government areas specifically Ohaukwu, Izzi, Ezza North, Ishielu, Ebonyi, Abakaliki and Ohaozara have recorded the most elevated number of cases.

Dr Ashi said one understudy of the Ebonyi State University has passed on from the plague while 9 of them are in the clinic in the wake of getting the illness.

15 understudies of the Girls High School, Azuinyiokwu were additionally influenced by the infection and were hurried to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, where they were treated and discharged.

Dr Ashi said the outbreak of the disease was to a great extent because of the villagers in the communities getting and utilizing water from a filthy lake after their community boreholes stopped working…

“Some of the community members have boreholes and when some of the boreholes breakdown, the people, rather than repair it, resort to pond water. Hawkers will display Suya along the road and flies perch on them and people patronize them without considering the health implication. In Abakaliki, most houses do not have toilet facilities and people defecate around the houses. This leads to disease outbreak because the same flies that perch on the faeces also perch on foods”. he said

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