Lagos Govt Urges Residents To Take Cholera Preventive Measures Seriously

The Director of Health Education and Promotion Board, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, Mrs Grace Adesola, on Thursday advised residents of the state to take preventive measures for cholera seriously.

Adesola gave the advice in an interview with NAN on the sideline of the inauguration of the Standing Committee on sensitisation of cholera in Ikorodu, Lagos.

She said the disease was basically caused by what “we eat and injected into our body system”

Adesola urged residents to ensure that their source of water was safe for drinking.

According to her, some of the preventive measures would include, ensuring safe drinking water by boiling, chlorinating safe bottled water, maintaining proper sanitation and safely disposing of faeces.

Others are, to stop open defecation, practice personal hygiene by washing hands with soap regularly, ensure food safety by preparing, cooking and storing food against flies, and avoid raw fruits except when washed with safe water.

“If all these are put in place, cholera outbreak will be curtailed in Lagos State,” she said

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