6 dead as Lagos cholera outbreak is traced to the local consumption of African Salad called 'Abacha'

Yesterday, the Lagos State Government through the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, disclosed that 45 cases of cholera disease had been recorded in Isolo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of the state, with 6 deaths already recorded.

Idris explained that out of the six cases, two were brought in dead. He added that 36 cases have been successfully managed in various hospitals across the state while four people are currently responding to treatment.
According to the commissioner, the main source of the outbreak has been traced to local consumption of Salad called Abacha. He said some domestic wells within the communities are also suspected.

He said: “Samples were collected from 15 cases and taken to the central public health laboratory, Yaba. The report of the analysis revealed the presence of vibro cholerae, Salmonella species and E. Coli in abacha and one of the two well water samples.”

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