Lagos Government confirms 2 deaths in Diarrhea upsurge

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris has confirmed that two deaths were recorded from the 27 cases line-listed in acute diarrhea disease in some local government areas. Idris, made this known at a joint news conference in Lagos.

He said that the upsurge of acute diarrhea cases is the aftermath of flooding experienced by residents in some parts of the state following heavy rainfall in the last few days.

The council areas where the diarrhea disease was recorded are Shomolu, Oshodi-Isolo and Surulere.

Idris said that the state government has put some measures in place to check the spread of the disease.

According to him, six of the cases were reported in Shomolu, two in Oshodi-Isolo and 14 in Surulere council area.

Idris said that acute diarrhea disease is caused by a bacteria transmitted through ingestion of food or water  that is contaminated. The commissioner appealed to Lagos residents to imbibe proper hygiene including hand washing and washing of fruits and vegetables before eating, also urging them to boil water from unsafe sources before drinking.