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WHO steps in as cholera outbreak hits Kirikiri prison in Lagos

Written by on July 1, 2024

The Lagos State government has said it is receiving additional support from the World Health Organization, WHO, as it now battles an outbreak of Cholera at the Kirikiri prison.

A statement released by the Director, Public Affairs, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, quotes the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, as saying an outbreak of 25 cases of severe gastroenteritis caused by Cholera occurred at Kirikiri Medium Security Prison.

He adds that urgent medical and environmental intervention measures have been implemented with success.

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