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Adamawa Cholera epidemic spreads to 2 more LGAs – Official

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The cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa has extended to Hong and Maiha local governments, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

A statement from the Information Officer of Adamawa Ministry of Health, Mohammed Abubakar, said two cases  were recorded in each of the Local Government areas but there was no death.

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Mr Abubakar said as at Sunday, the total number of cases recorded in Mubi North, Mubi South, Maiha and Hong stood at 985, with 16 deaths.

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The breakdown indicated that Mubi North had 427 cases, with 10 deaths, while Mubi South had 554 cases, with 6 deaths.

Hong and Maiha, who are recording their first cases since the outbreak early last month, have two cases each, with no death.

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The ministry put the fatality ratio of the outbreak as at June 3 at 1.6 per cent, a drastic reduction from the initial 17 per cent when the epidemic started in May.

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It urged the public to do more on personal and environmental hygiene.

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