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Cholera: Death Toll Hits 28, N’East Infection Rises to 837

Cholera: Death Toll Hits 28, N’East Infection Rises to 837

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No fewer than 28 persons have been by cholera in the North-East, while 837 are suspected to have been infected with the disease, including about 145 children under the age of five, UNICEF has said. The organisation also expressed concern with the spread of cholera in the region, saying 1.4 million displaced persons, among whom are 350,000 children under the age of five, were in serious danger. A statement on Thursday by UNICEF Communications Chief in Nigeria, Doune Porter, said the outbreak occurred as ongoing violence and military efforts against Boko Haram in the region had displaced more than 1.7 million persons and leaving over 3.6 million without adequate access to basic water services. Porter stated, “An estimated 28 people have died from cholera, while 837 are suspected to