We have not recorded any confirmed positive case of cholera – Abia government


Abia Government has said that there is still no confirmed positive case of cholera in its 17 Local Government Areas.


Dr Orie Agomoh, Director, of Public Health and Disease Control in the Ministry of Health who addressed newsmen on Tuesday, June 18, said that 109 cases of stooling and vomiting suspected to be cholera outbreaks were recorded between January and June.


Though two earlier samples collected and tested using Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) showed positive results, a repeated test of the samples sent to the National Reference Laboratory in Abuja was confirmed negative for cholera.


One case each was recorded in Ohafia and Osisioma local government areas, while Arochukwu, Umunneochi, Bende and Ikwuano recorded 42, 39, 17 and nine cases respectively.


The commissioner said;


“The State Ministry of Health emphasizes that Abia State has not recorded any confirmed positive case of cholera within the period under review.

“Nevertheless, because of ongoing outbreaks reported in some states, the Ministry has instituted response measures towards prevention and identification of any suspected case and appropriate treatment.

“As part of the intervention, citizens are advised to continue to observe preventive measures to stay safe.”

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