By Ann Ngbea
Cholera-related deaths in the State have risen to 29.
Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Joseph Ngbea, who gave the update in an interview with newsmen recently, said 14 deaths were recorded in Agatu, five in Abinsi in Guma Local Government, and 10 in Kaba community in North Bank,
Makurdi Local Government.
Dr Ngbea said there were 117 suspected cases in Agatu, 64 in Guma and 45 in Gwer-West, while Makurdi has 19 cases.
According to the health commissioner, Cholera Outbreak Rapid Response Team and World Health Organisation have been carrying out advocacy visits to communities, to encourage people to drink water from good sources to prevent further outbreak of the disease. He informed that efforts were on to provide potable water to the people of the area.