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One Killed, 13 Hospitalised In Taraba Cholera Outbreak

Nnaemeka Nwangoro  
Updated November 25, 2021
Map of Taraba
A map of Taraba, a state in Nigeria’s North-East region.

 

One person have been killed with 13 others hospitalised following cholera outbreak in the Jen-Ardido community of Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Chairman of the LGA, Markus Hamidu on Thursday confirmed the incident to Channels Television in Jalingo, the state capital.

He added that efforts are on to rescue all infected persons in the hospital.

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”It was recorded yesterday that one person died, and thirteen others hospitalised.

”Today, we have not received any information regarding more dead or more victims as health practitioners have been detailed to the area to curtail further outbreak.

”I really sympathize with the victims and henceforth we will not fold our hands in the struggle to cure them and the area from the ailment,” Hamidu said.

He said the cause of the cholera outbreak in the area is yet to be ascertained.

This is coming three months after a similar outbreak was reported in Tella Local Government Area of Taraba State where seven persons were killed and many others hospitalised.