At least seven individuals have been killed following a Cholera outbreak in New Artisan Livestock Market, Enugu.
Also, 19 sick individuals have been recognized with the signs of unfastened stool and vomiting available in the market.
This was confirmed in an announcement on Friday by the State Commissioner for Health, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi.
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He mentioned the Ministry’s speedy response workforce, upon receiving experiences of the incident carried out a right away investigation, and “it was observed that the patients presented with sudden onset of the passage of loose stool and vomiting.”
He added that, “the ill persons identified within the area were immediately and safely evacuated to the state teaching hospital and are receiving treatment, while health education on safe and hygienic practices was given to the inhabitants of the market.”
According to the Health Commissioner, “further tests carried out by the State Ministry of Health at the Teaching Hospital revealed that all the persons were suffering from Cholera.”
He added that samples have been collected for additional confirmatory exams of this discovering.
However, surveillance, contact tracing, and threat evaluation have commenced on the market and its environs, whereas the Enugu State Ministry of Health Emergency Operations Centre for Cholera outbreak response can be activated on Saturday seventeenth July 2021.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), cholera is an acute diarrhoeal illness that may be a probably life-threatening and primarily waterborne illness.
In Nigeria, cholera is an endemic and seasonal illness, occurring yearly largely in the course of the wet season and extra typically in areas with poor sanitation.