Ogun State has commenced moves to curb the recent outbreak of cholera in Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state which is majorly reported among motorcycle riders and scavengers.
This was revealed in a statement issued by Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, on Monday in Abeokuta.
According to the statement, she said the disease was reported to have returned to the state from elsewhere, with the public toilet as its mode of transmission.
Coker explained that although the causative agent had not been confirmed yet because appropriate samples could not be collected as there was no active case; a number of persons were receiving treatment.
She further expressed dismay that an unregistered clinic ran by a quack had contributed to the spread by not reporting cases it had been managing.
Coker stated also that a treatment centre had been set up at the Magboro-Akeran Health Centre and the suspected public toilet transmitting the disease had been sealed for sanitization.
She said neighboring communities had been sensitised on steps to take and where to seek health care or report suspicious cases of the disease.
The commissioner added that traditional rulers in the area had been asked for their support in keeping their communities safe, while healthcare workers continued active surveillance in the affected community.