Ebonyi state commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuike, says that 76 persons have died of Lassa fever and cholera in 38 communities in 11 local government areas of Ebonyi state.

He said that the diseases usually re-occur on a regular basis in the dry season.

He also announced that the state government has mandated the ministry to upgrade 171 primary Health centres, starting with 65 in five per Local Government Areas and to ensure the construction of the state drug distribution centers.

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