The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of six people following a fresh outbreak of cholera in the Isolo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State in the area.
The outbreak of the deadly disease has been traced by government health officers to the consumption of ‘Abacha’, a local of Salad consumed by residents in different parts of Lagos.
According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, 45 cases were recorded in the State and 2 out of the 6 deaths recorded were brought in dead. He added that 36 cases have been successfully managed in various hospitals across the state while 3 people are currently on admission at Lagos Mainland Hospital.
Cholera is an acute diarrhoea disease with or without vomiting caused by a bacteria known as Vibro cholera. It is transmitted through ingestion of food or water contaminated with infective faeces. The disease can kill within hours if left untreated.
Apart from the cholera outbreak, the Epidemiology Unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Health has also raised the alarm over upsurge of diarhoea diseases in some communities in Isolo Local Council Development Authority (LCDA).