Ogun records cholera outbreak, urges residents to report cases

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The Ogun State Government on Sundaysaid there is an outbreak of cholera in the Ijebu North Local Government Area of the State.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Tomi Coker, who disclosed this said cholera is known to occur during rainy seasons and may also be associated with poor environment and personal hygiene.

Coker added that it is commonly present with stooling with or without vomiting leading to dehydration and could result in death if the severe dehydration was not promptly corrected.

She implored all residents and citizens to report all cases of stooling with or without vomiting to the nearest government health facility and notify the LGA DSNO (08069788449).

She also urged residents to ensure proper personal and environmental hygiene by washing their hands frequently (before and after using the toilet or eating), using water from clean sources, treating water before use, and boiling before drinking.

According to her, people should wash and cook food thoroughly before eating.

She added, “Open defecation should prevented and discouraged as cholera is caused by water or food contaminated with faeces.”

 

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