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HomeHealth NewsUnregistered Tiger nut drinks caused the Chol£ra outbreak in Lagos state- Govt

Unregistered Tiger nut drinks caused the Chol£ra outbreak in Lagos state- Govt

The Lagos state government has revealed that patients who contracted cholera in Eti-Osa LGA had an unregistered tiger nut drink.

Eti-Osa is the epicentre of the latest cholera outbreak in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city and commercial capital.

As of 21st of June, 2024, the Lagos had recorded 24 d£aths and 35 confirmed cholera cases.

Speaking in an interview with the newsmen on Saturday, 22nd of June, 2024, Kemi Ogunyemi, special adviser to the Lagos state governor on health, said when the government noticed a spike in suspected cholera cases in Eti-Osa LGA, it visited the neighbourhood for a firsthand assessment.

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Ogunyemi said a survey showed that people who visited hospitals all said they had consumed a particular tiger nut drink.

She stated that officials were then dispatched to find the drink in other to test samples for cholera.

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“We found empty bottles with a name on them, but we discovered that it wasn’t even registered with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the regulatory body that ensures the safety of consumables,” she said.

There was a phone number and a name on the bottle, and we started tracing. We did contact tracing, similar to what we did with COVID-19.

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We combed the area to ask people where they got the drinks from. We couldn’t find any full bottles. We only found empty ones, which were of no use because we could not test them. The phone number on the bottle was not reachable. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>>

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