Lagos govt identifies areas identified by cholera

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Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has  identified the areas so far affected by cholera in the state.

He gave an update on Saturday, June 22, saying new cases were recorded as of 20th June 2024, 24 hours after the state announced an increase in deaths recorded from the disease.

According to hi, cases were reported from Agege, Badagry, Ikeja, Mushin, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Epe, Ikorodu, Ojo, Alimosho, and Eti-Osa, Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Amuwo-Odofin, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos Island, Shomolu, Apapa, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos Mainland, and Surulere.

This is as Abayomi said the Emergency Operations Centre, in collaboration with all relevant partners, was actively engaged in contact tracing, community-based surveillance, awareness campaigns, sample testing, and ensuring that confirmed cholera cases receive appropriate medical treatment.

On the cause of the cholera outbreak, Abayomi said.

“We have not been able to identify and batch of locally made beverages that contain the cholera bacteria as of now, but we are still searching.”

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