The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Borno State has risen to twenty.
The National Coordinator and Chief Executive of the Centre, Doctor Chikwe Ihekweazu, confirmed the figure in a statement made available to journalists in Jos.
Doctor Ihekweazu said three hundred and nineteen suspected cases of the disease have been collated.
The Centre pointed out that the disease which affected six areas in that state, with Muna Garage Internally Displaced Persons Camp on the outskirts of the capital, Maiduguri, as the most affected.
Doctor Ihekweazu said the Federal Ministry of Health through its agencies, National Centre for Disease Control and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, is working closely with World Health Organisation, Doctors without Borders, United Nations Children’s Fund and other humanitarian agencies in Borno state, to support the state government in curtailing the spread of the outbreak.