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Cholera: 20 hospitalised in Benue

15 November 2013, 16:22

Benue - An outbreak of cholera has been reported in the Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue with 20 people now in hospital.

The Chairman of the Local Government,  Innocent Onuh, confirmed the outbreak of the disease.

Onuh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Otukpo that the disease had claimed several lives, while 20 children had been hospitalised.

He attributed the outbreak of the disease to a lack of portable water in the area.

"For the past one month, Otukpo residents do not have portable water.

"The water works is no longer pumping water as the staff have refused to work to press for payment of their salaries.

"As a result of this, cholera epidemic has hit the Local Government.

"People are dying and over 20 children are currently on admission at the General Hospital, Otukpo.

"As for the number of deaths, I cannot specifically tell you now because most of the cases are being recorded in the hinterlands.

"But we are also collaborating with the State Government to stem the disease.

"I can assure you that we are on top of the situation.

"People are also receiving treatment at few private hospitals in the town,’’ he said.



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