By Bukola Hameed
Oyo State Government has debunked rumours of a reported outbreak of Cholera in some parts of the state.
Affirming that the state has no record of the disease in a statement on Friday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusoji Adeyanju, said a medical team had been put on alert to prevent unforseen circumstances.
The statement reads: “Surveillance and notification officers in the State and Local Governments have been put on alert to institute preventive measures and sensitisation of residents in markets and other places with a view to responding to any outbreak of such disease in the State”.
“This disease is suspected to be highly contagious. It is an infection that may be transmitted from person to person through various channels, most especially where the source of drinking water and foods are polluted or contaminated”.
“Our people at the Ministry are currently on field sensitizing the the masses on how to prevent cholera”.
Dr. Adeyanju implored the people of the state to improve on their personal hygiene and abide by the disease preventive measures.
“Our people are advised not to drink water from doubtful sources and avoid eating food prepared in non – hygienic environment”.
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