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Cholera Kills 10 person In Ogun Community

  It was gathered that the cholera outbreak in the state was first reported on Friday when a resident of the community, said to be living in an uncompleted building, died. The state commissioner of health, Tomi Coker had earlier said the reported outbreak was predominant among commercial motorcycle riders and scavengers. She said the…”
Fatai Olamide
September 7, 2021 4:12 pm

 

It was gathered that the cholera outbreak in the state was first reported on Friday when a resident of the community, said to be living in an uncompleted building, died.
The state commissioner of health, Tomi Coker had earlier said the reported outbreak was predominant among commercial motorcycle riders and scavengers.
She said the index case was reported to have returned to the state from elsewhere while the public toilet used was the channel of transmission.
According to NAN, the community leaders have begun a house-to-house search for infected persons.
“The first person that died is a woman; two others living with her in an uncompleted building later died on Saturday,” a resident, who identified himself as Solomon, reportedly said.
The secretary of Magboro community development council, David Ajayi, said the deaths could have been averted if those affected reported in time.

According to him, “We received the report of suspected cholera outbreak when the deed had already been done,” Ajayi said.
“I can confirm the death of two people. One other person is hospitalised.
“Another reported case was about a young girl taking care of her sick mother in a hospital in Asese, she was also confirmed dead.
“Health officials from Abeokuta came on Saturday and Sunday to have an on-the-spot assessment and take samples from affected persons.

“We have been going around since we heard about the outbreak to inspect affected places. What I can confirm is that those places are not hygienic for living.
“We need the help of the government to relocate the destitute living in open places and uncompleted buildings; those places are not hygienic for living at all.”

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