Dr. Innocent Vakkai, the Commission of Health, Taraba State, has admitted that the state has recorded a cholera outbreak.
The incident, which occurred in Tella town, Gassol Local Government Council, was said to have led to the death of seven persons, leaving several others hospitalized.
Confirming the incident today in Jalingo, a team of medical officers, according to him, have been drafted to the community to investigate the reported cases.
Vakkai said the state government has put in place mechanisms to halt the disease from spilling over to other parts of the state.
BBNAIJA ONLINE” had earlier reported the indiscriminate dumping of garbage in the streets, a situation which our correspondent observed could lead to outbreak of cholera and other communicable diseases.
The state government in collaboration with the military, he said, is working round the clock to arrest the situation.
The council chairman, Musa Chul, who also confirmed the outbreak, said no fewer than 25 persons are presently receiving medications in health facilities spread across the town as a result of the suspected disease.
Chul said the deceased were said to have been stooling and vomiting.
He vowed that the council would not relent in its efforts to stamp out the disease from the area, urging residents to adhere to hygiene protocols.
Some residents of the community, who also spoke to BBNAIJA ONLINE”, expressed their readiness to abide strictly to the measures that would prevent them from coming in contact with the disease.