Flood: Cholera May Hit Affected Areas, FG Warns

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Following recent floods across Nigeria, the country’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a warning for a number of water-borne diseases.

A national disaster was declared in four states, after more than 100 people died in flooding over the last two weeks.

With stagnant water in many of the affected sites, the authorities are concerned about the spread of diseases such as cholera and typhoid.

The CDC has issued a number of advisories, including avoiding using flood water to drink, wash dishes or prepare food.

But locals in Egagi village, Niger state, say they have little choice but to use the flood water, as they have no other water source.

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