Posted on Wed 6 Apr 2016, 03:43 PM
cholera outbreak in ebonyi,

76 persons in Ebonyi State have lost their lives since the outbreak of cholera disease in the state last year.

Commissioner for Heath, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike disclosed this to journalists in Abakaliki Wednesday during a press briefing on the success recorded by the ministry in the fight against some epidemics in the state.

He said 38 communities and 11 out of the 13 local governments in the state were hit by the cholera disease.
He, however, said the disease has been controlled as no fresh case has been recorded in recent time and promised that the ministry will sustain surveillance efforts to avert recurrences.
Umezuruike revealed that the state recorded 83 cases of Lassa fever both suspected and confirmed cases with two cases currently on admission.
He said four of the confirmed cases died will six was treated successfully and discharged.    

 

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