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Benue records 16 suspected cases, four deaths

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Benue State has recorded four deaths from suspected cases of cholera.

The State Epidemiologist, Dr Henry Ijabo, disclosed this to journalists on Thursday and stated that 16 suspected cases were recorded.

He added that the suspected cases were noticed in three local government areas of the state, Agatu, Otukpo, and Ado.

The epidemiologist said, “The death in suspected cases is four, mind you, it’s suspected cases. We don’t have confirmed cases in Benue yet.

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“All that we have are suspected cases. Out of the 16 suspected cases, four died, they exhibited symptoms that are keeping with cholera but not confirmed.”

He said that the four cases died while the investigation was still ongoing.

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