Cholera outbreak: Death toll increases 28 in Plateau

The death toll resulting from the Cholera outbreak in Plateau state has reportedly increased to 28.

Philip Dasun, chairman of the state house committee on health, during plenary on Wednesday, August 11, shared an epidemiology data which revealed that the state had recorded a total of 1,415 infections with the Cholera spreading to all local governments in the state except Mikang LGA.

Jos north has the highest number of cases (599), followed by Jos south with 423 and Bassa with 151.

Bokkos, 58; Barkin Ladi, nine; Riyom, 14; Jos East, 20; Wase, 26; Langtang North, 23; Kanam, 41; Qua-anpan, two; Shendam, 30; Mangu, one; Langtang South, two; Kanke, nine; and Pankshin, seven.

28 deaths in the state were recorded in eight LGAs; Jos North, five; Jos South, six; Bassa, seven; Bokkos, three; Shendam, one; Kanam, three; Pankshin, one, and Wase, one.

In a motion, the house committee chairman expressed concern over the situation and called on the executive arm of government to direct the ministry of health to curb the spread of the infection in the state.

Dasun concluded by calling for more effort in curbing the spread of the disease.

However, According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), more than 30,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in 22 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) in seven months.

By Taiyelolu A

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