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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nigeria: Cholera - Oyo Confirms 11 Deaths

Via All Africa :

" Ibadan : Oyo State Government on Wednesday in Ibadan declared that only 11 people in the state died from cholera between June and September this year.

According to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abdul Lateef Olopoeniyan, available data to the state Government had indicated that there were forty seven reported cases of suspected cholera during the period under review. But he submitted that not all the reported symptoms of stooling and vomiting were cases of cholera.

The Commissioner made the clarification at a press conference held to intimate the public on what the government has been doing on the cases of reported cholera outbreaks in some parts of the state.

While re-assuring the people of the State that the Government is in full control of the suspected cases of cholera outbreak in the state, Dr. Olopoeniyan explained that the State Government, through the Ministry of health, has taken proactive measures to curtail the spread of the disease."

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