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Cholera: Ogun warns residents against unhygienic practices


The Ogun State Government has warned residents of the state to be cautious of unhygienic practices capable of giving rise to infections, leading to avoidable loss of lives.

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This call was made by the state government on Tuesday in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin.

He said the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, paid enlightenment visit to Sabo Community in the Abeokuta North LGA, “where the disease was recently reported.”

Recall that the outbreak had been recorded in Magboro in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state with 25 deaths.

Coker was quoted to have emphasised the need for residents to desist from poor hygiene which may introduce bacteria to their food, unclean sources of water, open defecation and unwholesome waste disposal.

Coker said the state government has stationed an ambulance at the Sabo Primary Health Center, while also supplying all necessary commodities for immediate treatment of the disease. She added that treatment can be accessed at the health facility, as well as the General Hospital Ijaiye free of charge,” the statement said.


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