The Epidemic of Cholera

The Epidemic of Cholera

Sequel to the information received from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (Nigeria); the Department of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health has reached out to the management of all Federal Tertiary Hospitals to keep them abreast and alert on the current health related issues.

           

The alert centers on the epidemic of cholera in the Northen Region of Cameroun bordering Adamawa and Taraba States. This epidemic that stated since February 2019 has accounted for over 775 confirmed cases and 48 deaths so far. This information was signed by Dr O.J. Amedu of the Department of Hospital Services.


It is important to note that we are currently in the rainy season. This season has over the years been characterized by flooding in many parts of the country; there by contaminating many water bodies in the country.
How to prevent Cholera
1.   Drink and use safe water
2.   Wash your hands often with soap and safe water
3.   Use latrines or bury feces (poop); do not defecate in any body of water
4.  Cook food well (especially seafood), keep it covered, eat it hot and wash/ peel fruits and vegetables.
5.  Clean up safely- in the kitchen and in places where the family bathes and washes clothes
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Sources: DHS/566/T3/76

               https://www.cdc.gov/cholera/preventionsteps.html

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