Lagos govt tasks residents on preventive measures

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Grace Adesola, Director of Health Education and Promotion Board, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, on Thursday advised residents of the state to take preventive measures for cholera seriously.
Adesola gave the advice in an interview with Newsmen on the sideline of the inauguration of the Standing Committee on sensitisation of cholera in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Adesola urged residents to ensure that their source of water is safe for drinking and
the disease was basically caused by what “we eat and inject into our body system”.
According to her, some of the preventive measures would include, ensuring safe drinking water by boiling, chlorinating safe bottled water, maintaining proper sanitation and safely disposing of faeces,to stop open defecation, practice personal hygiene by washing hands with soap regularly, ensuring safety by preparing, cooking and storing food against flies, and avoid raw fruits except when washed with safe water.

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