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Cholera Death toll in Lagos hits 15

Cholera has killed 15 people in Lagos State, Commissioner for Health Professor Akin Abayomi, confirmed last night. Abayomi, disclosed this while speaking on steps taken…

Cholera has killed 15 people in Lagos State, Commissioner for Health Professor Akin Abayomi, confirmed last night.

Abayomi, disclosed this while speaking on steps taken to control the outbreak in Lagos.

He revealed that 350 suspected cases of cholera were reported in 29 wards across multiple LGAs in Lagos State with 17 confirmed cases and 15 fatalities so far.

A statement from the ministry quoted Abayomi as saying the cases of cholera in the state are on a downward move.

“The laboratory investigation and test results have so far confirmed Cholera sub-type O-1. This subtype is associated with more severe disease. The pattern of new cases per day varies across LGAS, according to our ongoing surveillance and monitoring updates,” the health commissioner said.

The statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs at the state Ministry of Health, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, noted that the government has activated its Public Health Emergency Operations Centre at Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.

It said the PHEOC was convened to address the increasing number of severe gastroenteritis cases across multiple LGAs in the state.

On Tuesday, Abayomi confirmed an outbreak of Cholera in the state, revealing that it resulted in about 60 hospital admissions and sadly, five deaths, primarily from patients presenting late with extreme dehydration.

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