October 18, 2018

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FCTA warns against open defecation to prevent cholera (Independent)

FCTA warns against open defecation to prevent cholera (Independent)

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned residents to desist from open defecation to prevent cholera in the territory.

The Director, Public Health, Health and Human Services Secretariat, FCTA, Dr Humphrey Okoroukwu, gave the warning in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Okoroukwu disclosed that seven deaths have so far been recorded from cholera outbreak in four communities of Sauka, Mpape, Kubwa village and Ushafa.

He, however, explained that open defecation was one of the causes that predisposes some residents to cholera, which affected some communities in the territory.

“People should stop defecating in open places, especially around the river banks to prevent infectious diseases like cholera. Read more

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