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Cholera epidemic epicenter is Lagos Island

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The Lagos State Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi has confirmed, today Monday, the outbreak of cholera in the state.
Abayomi made this known on his Instagram page @profakinabayomi, stating that the identified strain is highly aggressive and contagious, with potential for widespread dissemination.
In Nigeria, cholera is an endemic and seasonal disease, occurring annually mostly during the rainy season and more frequently in areas with poor sanitation, and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention warned the public of the increasing trend of cholera cases as the rainy season intensifies.
The centre noted that the 10 states contributing 90 per cent to the burden of the current cholera outbreak include Bayelsa, Zamfara, Abia, Cross River, Bauchi, Delta, Katsina, Imo, Nasarawa, and Lagos states.

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