22 November 2012

Nigeria: Cholera Kills Pregnant Woman, Mother-in-Law in Osun - 42 Hospitalised

Osogbo — A pregnant woman and her mother-in-law have been killed by cholera in Ede, Osun State while about 42 people have been hospitalized as a result of the outbreak of the disease.

The outbreak of cholera disease was recorded in Ede North and South local government areas of Osun state and is also said to have been responsible for the death of some other residents of the town.

A resident of the town, Alhaji Adefemi Sarafadeen who works with a Non-Governmental Organization known as Eminent Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation told Daily Trust that about 42 people have been placed on admission at various hospitals in the town.

It was gathered that the recent outbreak of the disease was the fall out of indiscriminate disposal of refuse by the people of the two councils.

Sarafadeen said some of the patients are being admitted at the Muslim hospital, Prime hospital and Rombay Hospital all in Ede.

Sarafadeen appealed to the state government to take proactive measure to arrest the situation to save lives. He also stated that a pregnant woman and her mother in-law died as a result of the Cholera in Ede.

The state commissioner for Health, Dr. (Mrs.) Temitope Ilori said the state government is on top of the situation and that all the health personnel sent to the community are working round the clock to ensure that there are no more casualties.

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