July 14, 2024
News / Oyo

We have recorded 2 suspected cases of cholera in Oyo – Health Commissioner

Oyo State has recorded two suspected cases of Cholera.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi confirmed the development on Saturday.

She disclosed the situation during her visit to a private hospital in Ibadan where the two suspected cholera cases were receiving treatment.

She used the opportunity to call on the residents to be more vigilant.

The commissioner also tasked the residents to adopt precautionary measures to prevent the spread of a potential cholera outbreak in the state.

She noted that Cholera is a bacterial infection spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated by the faeces (poop) of an infected person.

She explained that cholera is highly infectious and can cause severe acute watery diarrhoea with severe dehydration.

She added that the two suspected cases in Ibadan have been traced to Lagos and tracked down to a private facility in the state to male workers at a construction site in Lekki Peninsula from Lagos State

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