Plateau Records 14 Deaths, 953 Cholera Cases

- Seriki Adinoyi

Plateau State has recorded 953 cases of Cholera; 14 deaths, 910 discharged cases and 29 still receiving treatment in various health facilities across the state in recent outbreak.

The state Commission­er for Health, Dr. Nimkong Lar, disclosed this at a press briefing at the end of the state executive meeting last Wednesday evening at Government House in Jos.

He said the disease, which was previously recorded in Jos North Local Government Area, later spread to 13 local government areas, requiring concerted efforts to address.

He further said the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was in the state to support in tackling the outbreak.

The commission­er called residents to be cautious with the sources of the water they drink and use for domestic purposes, advising them to also handle their fruits with care to avoid becoming victims.

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