Lagos Government Issues Health Alert After Cholera Outbreak Kills Five

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lagos government issues health alert after cholera outbreak kills five
Lagos Government Issues Health Alert After Cholera Outbreak Kills Five

A cholera outbreak in Lagos State has prompted a health alert from the government, resulting in five fatalities and approximately 60 hospital admissions.

- Cases of severe gastroenteritis have been reported in Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, and Kosofe local government areas.

- The Ministry of Health and the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency are investigating a possible water contamination source in the Lekki, Victoria Island axis.

- Cholera symptoms include severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, rapid dehydration, muscle cramps, fever, and sometimes collapse.

- Treatment options include oral dehydration salts for mild to moderate dehydration and intravenous fluids for severe dehydration.

- Citizens are advised to ensure safe drinking water by boiling, chlorinating, or using bottled water and avoiding ice products made from untreated water.

- Suspected cases should be reported promptly via emergency hotlines.