Cholera outbreak hits Ogun

CITIZENS COMPASS —THE Ogun State Government has alerted residents about possible outbreak of Cholera in the State. 

This is j7st as an unconfirmed source said about four people were feared dead over the weekend, in the Ijebu North Local Government Area of the State. 

In a statement signed by Dr Tomi Coker, the Special Adviser to Gov Dapo Abiodun on health and made available to journalists on Sunday evening, the state government alerted the residents of the state to the outbreak of Cholera in the local government.

The statement says “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 raining seasons and may also be associated with poor environment and personal hygiene.

“It is commonly present with stooling with or without vomiting leading to dehydration. Cholera can result in death if the severe dehydration is not promtly corrected.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 hand 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. Prevent open defecation

Please be careful of the food and water you take, because cholera is caused by water or food contaminated with faeces Thank you all for your Support and Cooperation”, the statement concluded

Asked to confirm the number of casualties, Dr Coker said “Good evening. I am yet to get the full situation report.”


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