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Juliana Bitrus confirms cholera outbreak in the state

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The Borno state commissioner of health, Juliana Bitrus, has declared a cholera outbreak in the state, with 559 probable cases.

The government has confirmed 43 deaths, while 57 people are now undergoing treatment.

Gwoza, Kaga, Hauwl, Magumeri, Damboa, Jere, and the MMC are among the local council areas where cases have been recorded.

The outbreak, according to the commissioner, was caused by inadequate cleanliness practices among residents of the afflicted communities, as well as overcrowding in IDP camps.

Bitrus confirms that the state government is doing everything possible to prevent the sickness from spreading further.

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