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Fresh cholera outbreak has claimed no fewer than four lives and 38 others infected by the diseased in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

A statement signed by Public Relations Officer, state Ministry of Health, Mr. Musa Abdullahi and made available to The PUNCH in Lafia, said that cholera outbreak was experienced in Shege ward in Toto LGA where 38 cases were confirmed and four died before reaching the primary health care facility.

According to him, some of the affected victims are currently stable and the patients are responding to treatment, stating that a team of health experts from the state ministry of health have donated drugs to the Shege community, while efforts are ongoing to contain the spread of the disease.

The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Daniel Iya, who was represented by state Director of Public Health, Dr. Ibrahim Adamu-Alhassan, donated the drugs to the community, adding that the donation of the drug was part of the state government’s intervention to avert further escalation of the disease across the state.

Dr. Alhassan, who led a rapid response and investigation team from the ministry of health to the community, affirmed that the team was in  Shege Ward to prevent further escalation of the disease to other parts of the communities and to treat those that were infected.

 

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