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No recent cholera outbreak in Cross River – Health Commissioner

Cross River Commissioner for Health, Dr Henry Egbe Ayuk has clarified the state’s status against the backdrop of the present outbreak of cholera in the country, stating that the current disease outburst is yet to be confirmed in the State.

Dr Ayuk, in a media chat with journalists in Calabar, on Monday, said contrary to some news reports, it is not true that new cases of cholera have been detected in the state.

“The last time there was a confirmed case was in January 2024 and that has been addressed. This notwithstanding, the State is fully prepared for any emergency response in the current wave of national outbreak.

“The public health emergency response centre has been activated while the local government response teams have all been strengthened with adequate capacity, including commodities to handle any emergency.

“The citizens of the State are advised to adhere to precautionary measures by maintaining good personal hygiene, safe foods and water consumption, as well as avoid crowded environments,” he cautioned.

The Commissioner further enjoined residents of the state to report any experience of diarrhoea or stooling, vomiting or other cholera-related symptoms to the nearest health facility in the state, while restating the present administration’s commitment to the health and well-being of its citizens.

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