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Cholera Epidemic Claims 30 Within a Week in Benue

Victims of Cholera EpidemicThe recent outbreak of Cholera in Benue State has worsened leading to the death of over 30 persons in the space of one week.
The epidemic which claimed over 20 lives last week has continued to ravage the state despite efforts by Benue health officials to bring it under control.
 
A resident of North bank area of the State, Alhaji Sule Idris told THISDAY that since the outbreak, several members of his community have been infected by the disease which on daily basis, has claimed many lives, most especially children
 
Another resident Segun Fagbola decried the sanitary condition in the area even as he called on the State government to double its effort in providing water in the community.
 
“The whole problem has to do with lack of portable water in the area, how can we live by the river bank and yet there is no water in the state”.
 
A check at the general hospital, north bank revealed a worsening situation as victims struggle to find bed space following the influx of patients.
 
Only last week, the Benue State Commissioner for Health  Dr Orduen Abunku disclosed that eight persons died as a result of infection from the disease but said the state government had provided adequate drugs to control and check its spread.

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