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Cholera outbreak: Plateau’s cases rise to 1,004, deaths hit 17

The Plateau State Government has disclosed that 17 persons have so far died of cholera in the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Lar, gave the update while breifing Journalist in Jos on Sunday.

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According to him, out of the 1,004 suspected cases recorded in the state, 980 patients have been discharged, while seven others are still receiving treatment in various hospitals.

The breakdown of the affected local government areas are Jos North, Jos South, Riyom, Kanam, Bokkos, Wase, Mangu, Bassa, Jos East, Barkin Ladi, Qua’anpan, Langtang North and Shendam.

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Lar, who restated the commitment of the government to stopping the spread of the disease, advised the people to imbibe the act of handwashing, or where water is not available, sanitising their hands among other measures
to avoid the spread of the diseas

He said;

“As a government, we are not relenting in our efforts to address the problem, but we also want to appeal to the public to always maintain good sanitation and shun indiscriminate dumping of waste, which causes waste to be washed into various water sources and bodies, especially during this rainy season, because this also forms part of the solution when practised by the people,” .

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