59 Dead In Nasarawa Due To Cholera Outbreak

The Nasarawa State Government, on Thursday, confirmed the death of 59 people caused by an unprecedented Cholera outbreak in the state.

The Director of Public Health in the State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ibrahim Adamu Alhassan, who shared this in a bulletin with journalists in Lafia, explained that since the outbreak of cholera in the state about six months ago, 892 cases have been recorded with 59 deceased.

According to Dr. Alhassan, the disease has been reported in eight out of the 13 local government areas of Doma, Lafia, Wamba, Kokona, Obi, Nasarawa, Toto and Karu
adding that most of the communities that the disease have been reported practiced open defecation and lacked potable drinking water.

He however mentioned that the state government had taken measures to contend further spread of the disease by involving a multisectoral approach, including expansion of sensitisation campaigns and identification of the affected communities to provide them with efficient motorized boreholes among others.

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