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General News of Monday, 17 September 2012

Source: radioxyzonline.com

Cholera Outbreak: Six dead in the Volta Region

RadioXYZonline.com can confirm that six people have died from the cholera outbreak in parts of the Volta Region.

Five of the deaths were recorded in Akatsi South while the sixth death was recorded in Adidome in the Central Tongu District.

Four Electoral Areas in the Akatsi District are all battling with the disease.

Confirming the deaths to XYZ News, the Assemblyman for the Wute Electoral Area, Sammy Wuadi, said the cholera outbreak did not come as a surprise and that the people are being conscientised to keep their surroundings clean.

According to Mr Wuadi, the situation is gradually abating following the strategies put in place by the Environmental Health Directorate to forestall the spread.

A Senior Environmental Health Assistant in the Akatsi South District, Ms Akua Dzaka also stated that residents are being advised to desist from drinking from the Tordji River which is believed to have been contaminated.

“We suspect that that is the source of the cholera outbreak and we are also educating them to take good care of the food that they eat,” she said.

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