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Gastroenteritis hits 5 LGAs in Lagos



Gastroenteritis hits 5 LGAs in Lagos

Lagos State Government on Thursday announced the outbreak of gastroenteritis in five local government areas in the state.

The government said 117 cases have been recorded in the affected LGAs.

The state government had on October 18 alerted the public on the outbreak of Monkeypox in the state and asked the people to be hygienic and vigilant.

The affected LGAs are Lagos Island, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Apapa, Mushin, and Ikeja.

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The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed this while reviewing the situation report on the cases of the gastroenteritis recorded in the state after the weekly bio-security update meeting.

Abayomi reiterated the need for citizens to maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times.

According to him, 109 out of the 117 reported cases had been treated and discharged.

He said: “Following the report of these cases, Rapid Response Teams at the affected LGAs led by the Medical Officers of Health were activated, stool specimen were collected for a laboratory test to confirm the micro-organism causing the vomiting and diarrhea while surveillance have also been scaled up in communities within the affected LGAs to stop the spread of the infection. The results of laboratory tests will be published once the source pathogen is identified.”

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