The Ogun State government yesterday confirmed the death of four persons following an outbreak of cholera in some parts of Abeokuta, the state capital.
It was gathered that cholera which broke out early this month equally left a number of people hospitalised as it ravaged Abule-Otun via Lafenwa in Abeokuta-North Local Government Area.
A yet-to-be identified woman and her child were the first casualty of the outbreak, as they were reportedly rushed to a private hospital, but later got referral to a government hospital.
A resident of Abule-Otun, where the cholera broke out, Adeola Adeniyi, said some dwellers in the area were stooling and vomiting, a symptom synonymous with cholera.
According to him, some of the victims were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, while others were taken to the state hospital.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, in a telephone interview with Daily Trust confirmed that four persons have been killed by the outbreak, which he described as unfortunate.
He said a medical team from the state Ministry of Health led by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Adesanya Ayide, are working hard to bring the situation under control.
“We are on top of the unfortunate outbreak. Our epidemiologists are on ground. Doctors, nurses and other categories have been drafted to contain it. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health is there now. He confirmed four dead. We are working round the clock to contain the spread,” Somorin said.