Nigeria: Cholera Kills Six in Lagos

 The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, made the disclosure on Thursday at a news conference in Lagos, that the Lagos State Government has recorded six deaths from cholera outbreak out of 45 cases in some communities in Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), saying state government was already taking appropriate measures and had contained the outbreak. According to him, the ministry was notified of an upsurge of diarrhea diseases in some communities in Isolo LCDA”Following this, 45 cases were line-listed by the Epidemiology Unit of the ministry, and “Six deaths were recorded among the 45 cases.”Majority of the cases did not present with the classical rice-water stool, rather they presented with atypical diarrhea and vomiting. “Ano-rectal swabs were collected from 15 cases and taken to the Central Public Health Laboratory, Yaba, and “Initially, there were no growths; however, continuous culture yielded Vi-bro cholera from seven out of the 15 samples,” he said.

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