Nine persons have reportedly died of cholera in Amegu community, Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State.
Our Correspondent reports that 18 persons were confirmed infected, while 9 have been reported dead.
In a statement by Ugonna Utulor, the Senior Special Assistant to Ikwo council Chairman, Steve Orogwu on ICT, Media and Documentation, he noted that: “Earlier in November, there were reports of gastroenteritis outbreak at Ndiegu Amagu. The State Ministry of Health, WHO, State Primary Heath Development Agency and Ikwo Local Government Council were informed.
“These bodies dispatched health officials to the area and samples were obtained and sent to the laboratory. All the tests were negative of cholera.”