The Ogun State Government has issued a health awareness alert concerning a Cholera outbreak in the Ijebu North Local Government area of the state. The announcement, reposted by Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun, underscores the urgency of the situation.
Cholera outbreaks are typically associated with the rainy season and are exacerbated by poor environmental conditions and personal hygiene practices. The disease, characterized by profuse diarrhea and vomiting, can lead to severe dehydration and even death if not promptly treated.
The Government is taking proactive measures to combat the outbreak and protect its citizens. They have urged all residents to report cases of stooling, with or without vomiting, to the nearest government health facility and notify the Local Government Area Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (LGA DSNO) at 08069788449.
Furthermore, citizens are advised to prioritize personal and environmental hygiene. Regular handwashing, especially before and after using the toilet or eating, is crucial. Using clean water sources, treating water before use, and boiling water before consumption are essential precautions.
In addition, thorough washing and cooking of food before consumption are strongly recommended. To prevent the spread of the disease, open defecation should be avoided at all costs.
The Ogun State Ministry of Health, under the guidance of Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, extends their gratitude for the support and cooperation of the public in these critical efforts to control the Cholera outbreak. This collaborative response aims to safeguard the health and well-being of all Ogun State residents.