Ogun State confirms cholera outbreak

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The Ogun State Government has raised the alarm over the outbreak of cholera, following recorded cases in the Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state. The state government urged residents to take precautionary measures.

This was contained in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the governor on Health and commissioner-designate, Tomi Coker.

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According to the statement, there are recorded cases of cholera in Ijebu North Local Government area of the state.

“There is an outbreak of Cholera (Aarun òní gbá méjì) in the Ijebu North Local Government area of Ogun State. Cholera is known to occur during rainy seasons and may also be associated with poor environment and personal hygiene. It is commonly presented with stooling with or without vomiting leading to dehydration. Cholera can result in death if the severe dehydration is not promptly corrected.”

Coker also urged the residents of the state to take precautions and ensure to report cases of stooling to the nearest government health facility.

“We implore all citizens of Ogun state to; Please Report all cases of Stooling with or without vomiting to the nearest government health facility and notify the LGA DSNO (08069788449). Ensure proper personal and environmental hygiene. Citizens should wash their hands frequently (before and after using the toilet or eating). Use water from clean sources, treat water before use and boil before drinking, wash and cook food thoroughly before eating and prevent open defecation”, she said.

 

PUNCH/Wumi

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