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Ministry of Health confirms outbreak of Cholera in Cross River



At least 30 persons have reportedly died in Ekureku Community in Abi Local government area of Cross River state following the outbreak of Cholera.

Ekureku Community is made up of 10 villages including Agbara , Ngarabe,
Ekureku-be ,Akpoha , Akare-for , Anong, Emenekpon ,Etegevel, Egboronyi, Emegeh shares boundary with some parts of Ebonyi state.

The Permanent Secretary, Cross River state Ministry of Health, Dr. Iwara Iwara who confirmed the outbreak to Sunday Vanguard said he can’t give any figure as it concerns how many persons have died but hinted that a Rapid Response team has already been activated.

His words:” I can’t confirm the number of persons who are dead, until I’m on the ground, but there is an outbreak of cholera in the Ekureku Community.

“The Rapid Response team has since been activated comprising WHO, Epidemiological team, Local government team, and so on are already on the ground as we speak, but I can’t give you any figure at the moment

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