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Cholera: Osun refutes 13 reported cases

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Osun state government has denied recording 13 cases of cholera, describing the report of the confirmed cases in the state as inaccurate.

In a statement on Sunday, 23 June, the Osun government through the special adviser to the governor on health matters, Adekunle Akindele hinted that the state is yet to record any confirmed case of cholera.

He explained that Osun recorded 13 suspected cases of cholera but all turned out negative upon a laboratory assessment.

He said: “Osun state government through the ministry of health, has proactively reactivated and established the Public Health Rapid Response Team (PHRRT) and Cholera Technical Working Group (CTWG) respectively, to ensure adequate surveillance and risk communication activities in order to guarantee the health of the citizens”.

Speaking further, Dr. Akindele noted that the state government is exploring the media to sensitize the public on preventive measures against cholera while surveillance mechanisms across the 30 local government areas and border towns have been heightened to fight the spread of the disease.

He added: “13 samples collected so far. All 13 samples were sent to laboratory, of which 13(100%) were negative, 0 positive and no pending result. Cholera RDT kits and Transport media has been strategically distributed to some Health Facilities across the 30 LGAs”.

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