Ondo organises sensitization meeting on cholera prevention

Channels Television  
Updated November 29, 2012

Following the news gathered that there has been an outbreak of Cholera in some parts of Osun State, a Stakeholders’ meeting has been organised by Ondo State government to sensitize the residents on how to prevent the outbreak from spreading to the State.

According to Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju, the sensitization exercise is targeted at communities in the State sharing boundary with Osun State, which are entry points where the disease, which is highly contagious could quickly spread to Ondo State.

This is Owode – Owena, an agrarian community with about Four thousand inhabitants, located in Ifedore Local Government Area, close to the boundary between Ondo and Osun States.

Ondo State Commissioner for Health is leading government officials and Health workers in sensitizing residents of the community towards ensuring that Cholera outbreak does not penetrate through their community from Osun to Ondo State.

Some members of the community used the forum to ask relevant questions and make contributions in respect of the issue.

Cholera is an acute illness caused by Bacteria called “Vibrio cholerae”. It is transmitted through eating or drinking contaminated food or water.
Medical statistics reveal that the disease causes over 100 thousand deaths per year in Nigeria.