By Abasi Ita, Calabar
Cholera,the deadly water borne disease with proclivity for severe diarrhoea and dehydration has now extended to the three senatorial districts of Cross River State following a fresh outbreak in Mbora community, Yala Local Government in the Northern part of the state.
The latest outbreak reported earlier today Friday has already claimed two lives according to local sources.
It would be recalled that the outbreak of the disease in Yala is the third case recorded in the state within the spate of one week since the first incident in Ekureku, Abi Local Government , Cross River Central which resulted in the death of over 50 persons.
Death toll emanating from the second case in Eniong, Odukpani Local Government of Cross River South is still uncertain as government health officials are reluctant to disclose the casualty figure
Confirming the latest incident, Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Health, Dr Iwara Iwara said the ministry is working round the clock to bring the situation under control.
According to him, the matter has been reported to me, but I am yet to verify the case personally”
Findings by Summit Post revealed that since the collapse of the Cross River State Water under Governor Ben Ayade, most communities in the state have resorted to streams and other unhygienic ponds as sources for their drinking water as well as for other domestic usage
The moribund Cross River State Water Board was a reference to numerous states in the country with regard to stable supply of treated portable water to every nook and crannies of Cross River State before Governor Ayade came on board.