Cross River Takes Swift Action to Contain Cholera Outbreak in 2 LGAs

Cross River Takes Swift Action to Contain Cholera Outbreak in 2 LGAs.

The Cross River Government is actively working to contain a cholera outbreak in Obubura and Biase, two Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state, Dr Henry Ayuk, the Cross River Commissioner for Health, revealed in Calabar at the weekend.

Ayuk confirmed that one case was identified in Obubura and two in Biase.

He announced the activation of an Emergency Operation Centre by his ministry, appointing Dr. Blessing Ekpenyong, the State Epidemiologist, as Incident Manager to coordinate the response efforts.

The commissioner stated that the Surveillance Unit and Logistic Management Coordinating Unit of the state Ministry of Health are putting response commodities, including drugs donated by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in place. These will be sent to the affected wards.

To contain the spread of the disease, the LGA’s Rapid Response Team has been deployed to affected wards for case investigation and line listing of reported cases.

Ayuk urged the public to strictly adhere to preventive measures against cholera, such as avoiding drinking water indiscriminately and consuming unripe fruits, and contaminated foods. (NAN).



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