Abia Government Reports Not Having Any Cholera Cases


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The Abia Government has announced that there are still no confirmed cases of cholera in its 17 Local Government Areas.


Dr. Orie Agomoh, Director of Public Health and Disease Control in the Ministry of Health, addressed the media on Tuesday, June 18. She reported that 109 cases of diarrhea and vomiting, suspected to be cholera outbreaks, were recorded between January and June.

Although two initial samples collected and tested using Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) showed positive results, subsequent testing of the samples at the National Reference Laboratory in Abuja confirmed they were negative for cholera.

One case each was recorded in the Ohafia and Osisioma local government areas, while Arochukwu, Umunneochi, Bende, and Ikwuano reported 42, 39, 17, and nine cases, respectively.


Abia State government / Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria

The commissioner said; “The State Ministry of Health emphasizes that Abia State has not recorded any confirmed positive case of cholera within the period under review.

“Nevertheless, because of ongoing outbreaks reported in some states, the Ministry has instituted response measures towards prevention and identification of any suspected case and appropriate treatment.

“As part of the intervention, citizens are advised to continue to observe preventive measures to stay safe.”


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