At least five persons have been killed in a cholera outbreak at Ayamelum local government area of Anambra State.
The State Commissioner for Health Dr. Joe Akabike who made this known to reporters in Awka said that so far, 120 cases of the disease have been reported.
The commissioner said that it was necessary to alert the public of the presence of the disease in the state so that people would take precautionary measures.
Akabike therefore advised the people to maintain a high level hygiene which include regular washing of hands as a means of avoiding contact with the disease.
It was gathered that following the outbreak of the disease, officials of the state ministry of health have swung into action to educate the people in various local government areas on how to avoid contracting the disease.
According to the commissioner, the state government has provided 400 preventive tools that would protect health workers and had trained people on ways of preventing the disease.
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