Photos: 20 deaths As Cholera Ravage Cross River -Govt confirms
Thirty individuals were admitted to the hospital and twenty people may have died as a result of a probable cholera outbreak in the Ekeureku hamlet of the Cross River’s Abi Local Government Area.
Janet Ekpeyong, the director general of the Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency, told the News Agency of Nigeria that 30 additional Ekureku residents have been admitted to hospitals.
According to Mrs. Ekpeyong, the Cross River government has now made use of both people and material resources to contain the cholera outbreak.
The high number of patients being treated at several government-run institutions and the frequent rapidity of cholera transmission rates, she noted, indicate the likelihood of mortality.
While the government was intervening in Ekureku, cholera outbreak reports were increasing in Lemna in the Calabar Municipality.
Locals claim that the big waste site has endangered the large, centuries-old village.
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PREMIUM TIMES earlier published a NAN report in which residents of the community, which lacks basic amenities like pipe-borne water, said 20 people died of cholera in the 10 villages in the community between Thursday and Saturday.
On Sunday, Mrs Ekpeyong, who expressed sadness over the deaths, said proactive measures have been taken to prevent the further spread of the disease in the affected villages in Ekureku in Abi Local Government Area of the state.
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