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Cholera outbreak hits Lagos Kirikiri

The Lagos State government on Sunday, 30th of June, 2024 disclosed that 25 cases of severe gastroenteritis at Kirikiri Medium Security Prison were confirmed to be caused by cholera.

Professor Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, said this while giving an update on the outbreak of cholera in the state, added that urgent med­ical and environmental interven­tion measures had been imple­mented with success.

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“We were able to supply Kiriki­ri medium prison with intrave­nous fluids, infection prevention and other health consumables.

“Additionally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated 10,000 doses of pharmaceuticals which have been delivered to the prison to support prison health facilities with prevention strat­egies for about 3,200 inmates if required.

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“Immediate water and sanita­tion issues have been corrected and there is ongoing inspections of other correctional facilities in the state,” the commissioner said.

Addressing the source of the original outbreak two weeks ago, Abayomi disclosed that it has been traced to unregulated street beverages and contaminated wa­ter supply. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>

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