Tarkwa cholera cases rise to 89

The number of reported cholera cases at Tarkwa-Nsuaem in the Western region has risen again.

At the last count, 17 fresh cases have been reported, bringing the latest tally to 89.

Four of the affected are reported to be in critical condition and are currently on admission and have been put under observation.

Most of the cases are said to be emanating from areas noted for illegal mining where sanitation is poor.

Public Relations Officer for the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, Barbie Baffoe says some areas have been fumigated adding that the assembly is embarking on other initiatives to ensure the disease is under control.

She cited the provision of potable water and good sanitary facilities as some of the measures.