Ogun moves to curtail cholera outbreak

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Ogun moves to curtail cholera outbreak

Partnering LAWMA, others on sanitation will reduce cholera spread— Latter Day Saints

Partnering LAWMA, others on sanitation will reduce cholera spread— Latter Day Saints

Ogun State has stepped up efforts to curtail the recent outbreak of cholera in Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, said in a statement issued on Monday in Abeokuta that the reported outbreak was predominant among motorcycle riders and scavengers.

She stated that the index case was reported to have returned to the state from elsewhere, while the public toilet used was the channel of transmission.

The commissioner explained that the causative agent had not been confirmed because appropriate samples could not be collected as there was no active case.

She added that a number of persons were receiving treatment and expressed consternation that an unregistered clinic ran by a quack had contributed to the spread by not reporting cases it had been managing.

Dr Coker stated also that a treatment centre had been set up at the Magboro-Akeran Health Centre adding that the suspected public toilet had been…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper