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The Benue State Epidemiologist, Dr. Henry Ijabo, has confirmed that three persons have died of a cholera outbreak in the last two weeks in Benue State.

Speaking to newsmen, Dr Ijabo also stated that out of the 13 cases of cholera outbreaks so far, 10 are under observation.

He urged people to stop open defecation and highlighted that there is currently no vaccine for the disease as it is not included in routine immunization programmes.

Ijabo explained that the disease is most prevalent in the Agatu, Ado, and Otukpo local government areas in the Benue South senatorial zone. He also advised people to maintain high standards of hygiene in their environment and surroundings.