Warning: There Is Cholera Outbreak In Kwara
Four cholera victims have been discharged from the hospital, while two others are responding to treatment.
The victims comprise four adult and two children.
This is the current situation of the cholera outbreak in Kwara state as at Monday, June 5.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Atolagbe Alege, confirmed the six cases of cholera in some parts of llorin metropolis, the state capital.
The outbreak was recorded in Ogidi, Oko-Olowo, Pakata, Oloje and Alore areas and thankfully, it has not claimed any life.
The commissioner attributed the outbreak to the failure of some residents to properly wash their fruits before eating them to break the Ramadan fast.
Alege said that Gov. AbdulFatah Ahmed had ordered immediate provision of portable water to the affected areas to curtail the outbreak.
“The state Ministry of Health has also intensified its awareness campaign against outbreak of cholera and other communicable diseases.
“Four state government-owned hospitals have been designated to handle any reported case of cholera, while the state general hospital serves as referral centre,” the commissioner said.
He advised the residents to complement the state government’s effort toward ensuring a healthy living environment at all times.