The Lagos State Government has urged everyone to be extra careful and take safety measures due to a cholera outbreak that has resulted in five deaths.

State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, warned that there has been an increase in severe gastroenteritis cases in the last 48 hours.

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Cases have been reported in communities around Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, and Kosofe Local Government Areas.

Here are some safety precautions to follow during the cholera outbreak:

  1. Drink Safe Water: Only drink water that has been boiled or treated.
  2. Practice Good Hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and clean water, especially before eating or preparing food.
  3. Cook Food Thoroughly: Ensure food is cooked thoroughly and eaten hot.
  4. Wash Fruits and Vegetables: Clean all fruits and vegetables with safe water before eating.
  5. Avoid Street Food: Refrain from eating food sold by street vendors.
  6. Keep Surroundings Clean: Dispose of waste properly and ensure your environment is clean.

By following these precautions, you can help protect yourself and your family from cholera. Stay informed and stay safe.

 

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