June 2, 2023
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Cholera Kills 20 Persons, Hospitalizes 30 In Cross River Community

The Cross River State Government has confirmed the narrative by residents of Ekureku Community in the Abi local government area of the State that 20 people have died of cholera in the community. 

The Director General of the  State’s Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Janet Ekpeyong, who spoke to the government-owned News Agency of Nigeria, also said 30 other people in the community have been hospitalized. 

Mrs. Ekpeyong said the Cross River government has now deployed human and material resources to bring the cholera outbreak under control. 

According to her, the state government has deployed a response team together with representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Nigerian Red Cross, and the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programme. 

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