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Cholera claims 59 lives in Nasarawa

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The outbreak of Cholera in Nasarawa State has claimed 59 lives.

The Director, Public Well being within the State Ministry of Well being, Dr. Ibrahim Adamu Alhassan, whereas briefing newsmen in Lafia, defined that the State has had 892 instances of the illness throughout the final six months.

He additional defined that the illness has been reported in eight out of the 13 native authorities areas within the State.

The Director mentioned the affected areas are Doma, Lafia, Wamba, Kokona, Obi, Nasarawa, Toto and Karu, lamenting that a lot of the areas had been practising open defecation and lacked potable consuming water.

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Alhassan assured that the federal government had taken essential measures to curb additional unfold of the illness by involving a multi sectoral strategy.

He added that the State would guarantee enlargement of sensitisation campaigns and identification of the affected communities to offer them with motorized boreholes, amongst others.

He enjoined residents of the State to make sure they maintained hygiene and report instances promptly to the medical amenities round them for pressing consideration, assuring that authorities remained dedicated to the well being wants of the folks.

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