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Cholera Kills 7 People In 4 Abuja Communities

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The Federal Capital Territory has announced about seven deaths as a result of Cholera outbreak in four communities in FCT.

This report was confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by the Director of Public Health, FCTA Humphrey Okoroukwu.

The health Director said while two deaths were recorded in Kubwa Village, there was another two at Ushafa village, two others at Mpape and one at Sauka.

He said while the outbreak at Sauka, Mpape and Kubwa villages is now under control, the spread of the disease did not claim any life in Kwali and Kuje local government areas.

He revealed 58 cases were reported in the recent outbreak at Ushafa but refuted the rumour there were 5 deaths in the community.

He disclosed while they await laboratory results on some of the cases, the cases fit into the definition of cholera.

“We are treating them as cholera so that we won’t take any chances, and our disease surveillance officers in Bwari Area Council are all on the ground in Ushafa, to curtail it.

“We have since sent some medications to Bwari General Hospital as well as chlorine and water guard for the treatment of their drinkable water,” he said.

Source: NAN

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