By Oluwatoyin Adegoke

Cholera outbreak has claimed one life in Ijebu Igbo area of Ogun State while 5 others have been hospitalized.

The outbreak, which reportedly happened early this week , was confirmed to have claimed the life of a 62 year old woman who allegedly contacted the deadly disease while catering for her infected child.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident said it was recorded at Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu-North local government area of the state.

Also, the State Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr Kunle Ashimi while speaking with journalists in Abeokuta expressed condolences to the affected families, noting that the NMA was on high alert and the government had provided a contact number for reporting new cases among other measures.

The local government area and two others, Abeokuta South and North had witnessed cholera outbreak last year, affecting 236 persons and claimed 12 lives within one month.


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