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Cholera outbreak: Lagos Lawmaker tasks residents on hygiene

By The Citizen
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Assemblyman Suuru Avoseh, member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has warned Lagos residents to desist from patronising roadside food vendors to prevent the spread of cholera disease in the state.

Avoseh, who is the Chairman of House Committee on Health Services, gave the advice on Saturday, while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

'The most important step to prevent the spread of cholera disease is to be conscious of whatever we eat.

'People should stay away from roadside foods; they should also be careful of the water they drink.

'Likewise, people must also scrutinise the fruits and vegetable they buy. They should also wash the fruits and the vegetables properly before eating them so as to avoid contacting the disease,'' he added.

Besides, Avoseh urged members of the public to always observe and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene.

The lawmaker, however, gave the assurance that the state government had made tangible efforts to prevent the spread of cholera to other parts of the state.

Avoseh advised residents to promptly report identified cases or symptoms of cholera to the nearest primary health centre or general hospital in their neighbourhood.

NAN reports that a cholera outbreak has been reported in some local government areas in Lagos State.

The affected areas include Apapa, Ajegunle, Surulere, Oshodi, and Lagos Island. (NAN)