By Teddy Cambosa

The African nation is dealing with another blow of cholera outbreaks, as recent reports have shown 20 people in the state of Delta have died due to cholera.

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The outbreak was recorded from the coastal communities of Bomadi and Burutu Local Government Areas, mostly children. 

“Here in Bomadi, we drink from this river (Focados) because that is the only source of water. Anyone can see how dirty the river is. Some persons also rely on their shallow wells or ponds; this is clearly the cause of this cholera,” a Bomadi resident said.

In response, State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ononye Mordi assured that efforts were being made by the state government to activate the water project soon in order to avail the people of the area of affordable clean and potable water supply, a major necessity of the affected communities.

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Teddy Cambosa is a graduating BS Biology student and a former campus journalist at Batangas State University. He is also currently writing for MARKETECH APAC, a small APAC-focused marketing news site.