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Ondo State govt confirms two cases of cholera

The Ondo State Government has confirmed two cases of cholera in the state.

Banji Ajaka, Commissioner for Health, said the state has activated surveillance for immediate response to any cholera outbreak.

Amaka said the two cases of cholera were reported in Okitipupa LGA, adding that the situation has been curtailed by the rapid response team.

“The surveillance team was also strengthened with community informants and contact tracers trained and placed on stipends for eight months,” he said. “They have been deployed for active case searches in preparation for any reported cholera outbreak.”

The commissioner added that an emergency preparedness committee would be constituted to work on the provision of potable water, sanitation, and strengthening of the health institutions in the state.

He assured that the government would play its part by sensitising and creating awareness in the mass media and also through community engagement

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