Cholera outbreak hits Ogun, four feared dead

Four people have reportedly died from a cholera outbreak in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State over the weekend.

Ogun State Government on Sunday raised the alarm over the outbreak of cholera in the State.

The Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Health, Dr Tomi Coker, made this known in a statement.

According to her, cholera usually occurs during rainy seasons and may also be associated with poor environmental and personal hygiene.

The disease, she said, presents with stooling with or without vomiting leading to dehydration.

She urged Ogun residents to report all cases of stooling with or without vomiting to government health facilities “and notify the LGA DSNO.”

The Special Adviser charged the people to ensure proper personal and environmental hygiene, asking them to wash their hands frequently (before and after using the toilet or eating).

She implored people to watch the food and water they consume, adding that Cholera is caused by water or food contaminated with faeces.

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