The death toll arising from cholera outbreak, in Ebonyi State, has so far risen to twenty five.
The State Director of Public Health and Disease Control, Ministry of Heath, Abakaliki, Dr. Christian Achi, made this known to journalists in Abakaliki, the state capital.
He said 256 persons had been affected by the epidemic and are hospitalised in various hospitals in the state, since the outbreak in February this year, and had spread to seven out of the thirteen local government areas in the state.
He traced the outbreak to Amachi community, in Abakaliki Local Government Area.
He said twenty-two persons who had died as a result of the disease resorted to self-medication and warned the residents against the scourge.