Cholera Outbreak Rocks Lagos, Kills 5, 60 Hospitalised

The recent outbreak of cholera in Lagos State has killed five residents as 60 others hospitalised.

Platforms Africa reports that the Lagos State Health Commissioner, Professor Akin Abayomi, has urged the public to exercise extreme caution to a suspected cholera outbreak in the Eti Osa, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, and Kosofe areas.

Abayomi also disclosed that sadly, five deaths have been recorded mainly from patients presenting late with extreme dehydration.

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“We have activated a statewide heightened surveillance and response. The Ministry of Health Directorate of Environmental Health and the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) have been alerted to investigate a possible water contamination source in the Lekki Victoria Island axis.

“We suspect a possible cholera outbreak; however, samples have been taken for confirmation. As of April 28, 2024, Nigeria reported 815 suspected cholera cases and 14 deaths across 25 states,” he said.

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