Eleven people have been hospitalized in Anambra following a flare-up of cholera in Inoma community, Anambra West Local Government Area. The Anambra State Ministry of Health has sent a fast reaction group to evaluate the detailed instances of a cholera episode in the state.
The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Joseph Akabuike, in a statement issued in Awka, the state capital, by the state ministry of information stated, “The group was dispatched by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike.”
The group is driven by the State Disease Surveillance Officer Adaora Ejikeme, joined by the State UNICEF Consultant, Didier Obafemi.”The group was entrusted to stem the spread and in addition prescribe measures at containing any replication.
“Eleven patients, five young boys and six young girls inside the age section of one to 10years old, had since been admitted to a health office in the area,” the release stated.
The patients, GET247NEWS gathered, indicated side effects of over the top stooling, retching, intense parchedness and lack of healthy sustenance.
The statement read partially “as a major aspect of the medication to control the episode, the group provided antimicrobial pharmaceuticals, for example, Doxycycline tablets, Flagyl implantations, flail tablets, ciprofloxacin tabs, ciprotabin injections, ceftriaxone injections among others.
“They additionally gave out packs of water guard, needles and syringes and packs of water to the Inoma Health office. The group later paid a cordiality visit to the customary leader of Inoma Community, Igwe Emmanuel Oluta to sharpen him and his bureau and other individuals from the group on the avoidance and control measures for cholera.
“A preparatory report discharged by the Rapid Response Team demonstrated that the primary wellspring of drinking water for the group was a contaminated stream