Cholera: One dead, five hospitalized in Ogun

Ogun State Government has confirmed the outbreak of Cholera which has claimed the life of a 62-year-old woman, and five persons hospitalised.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, said the incident happened in Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu North local government area of the state.

The incident was said to have occurred four days ago.

The deceased woman contracted cholera, while caring for her infected child, who is now among the hospitalised victims.

In a press statement on Thursday, the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in Ogun State, Dr. Kunle Ashimi, acknowledged the widespread impact of cholera, which has affected 30 states across the country, including Ogun.

He expressed condolences for the victims, stating, “As of today, cholera has been reported in 30 states, including Ogun State, with at least 30 deaths nationwide. We pray for the souls of the departed.”

Ashimi also confirmed that the NMA is on high alert and that the government has provided a contact number for reporting new cases.

However, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Kemi Ogunyemi, said that the number of recorded fatalities, as a result of the Cholera outbreak in the state, has risen to 21 following the last update which reported 350 suspected cases and 15 fatalities.

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