A cholera outbreak has claimed 42 lives in Plateau, Bauchi and Ebonyi states, with many others sick and receiving treatment.
Plateau State recorded 953 cases of the disease, with 14 deaths, 910 discharged cases and 29 patients receiving treatment in various health facilities across the state.
Plateau State commissioner for health, Dr Nimkong Lar, made this known at a press briefing at the end of the state executive meeting at Government House, Jos.
He said the disease, which was previously recorded in Jos North local government, later spread to 13 local government areas, requiring concerted efforts to address.
He further said that the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was in the state to support in handling the outbreak.
According to him, residents were also asked to be cautious about the sources of their water and to handle their fruit with care to avoid becoming victims.
In Bauchi State, the outbreak of cholera has spread to 16 out of the 20 local governments of the state, killing no fewer than 25 people.
The outbreak of cholera had been reported in the state over the last two months with over 25 incidences in different LGAs.