Osogbo - No fewer than three persons have
died while 42 others have been hospitalised in an outbreak of an
ailment suspected to be cholera in Ede North and South Local Government
Areas of Osun.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the affected people were
struck with the sudden but profuse dual symptoms of vomiting and
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Temitope Ilori, who confirmed
the outbreak in a telephone interview, said officials of her ministry
had been drafted to the town to assist the victims.
She said the state government was working tirelessly to curtail the
spread of the epidemic beyond the immediate environment where it had
Ilori said the health personnel dispatched to the area had been
mandated to check the spread and monitor the victims and the
"I will not tell you lies, there was an outbreak of cholera disease
in the two Local Government Areas in Ede but we are in total control of
the situation now.
“The government has directed the Rural Water Environment and
Sanitation Agency (RUWESA), officials of the Ministries of Health, and
Environment and Sanitation to bring the situation under control.”
Ilori, who confirmed that no fewer than three people had been found
dead in the cholera infected area, expressed optimism that health
officials would stem the development.
Although the information on the hospitalisation of the victims was
still sketchy as at the time of this report, all of them were said to be
receiving medical attention within the ancient city.
Some of the hospitals where the victims being treated included Muslim
Hospital, Prime Hospital and Rombay Hospital ,among others, all in Ede.
Alhaji Adefemi Sarafadeen of Eminent Charitable and Humanitarian
Foundation in Ede said the organization was also making efforts to
alleviate the pains of the victims.