The Cholera Outbreak in Delta of a community in Udu Local Government Area according to report has killed six persons, while many others which where not numerically counted have been hospitalised.
According to Vanguard news-men, they learned that the health situation was noticed last week with few persons affected, but that by last weekend, the death toll had risen to six as the disease gained wider spread.
Some of the confirmed persons who were infected are now receiving medical attention in different hospitals and health centres within Udu, while those with severe cases are hospitalised at the Central Hospital, Warri.
One funny thing about the Cholera Outbreak in Delta is that local residents had passed initial cases of the disease as a spiritual attack resulting from some grave evil committed in the community, until tests conducted by medical experts revealed that it was cholera.
Major causes of Cholera Outbreak in an Environment;
The major thing that attrects Cholera Outbreak in an Environment is unclean environment. When a place is filled with different kind of dirty the food and water will surely be infected.
others causes includes;
- Municipal water supplies
- Ice made from municipal water
- Foods and drinks sold by street vendors
- Vegetables grown with water containing human wastes
- Raw or undercooked fish and seafood caught in waters polluted with sewage
Symptoms of Cholera Infection in Human
Symptoms of cholera can begin as soon as a few hours or as long as five days after infection. Often, symptoms are mild. But sometimes they are very serious. About one in 20 people infected have severe watery diarrhea accompanied by vomiting, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Although many infected people may have minimal or no symptoms, they can still contribute to spread of the infection.
Signs and symptoms of dehydration include:
- Rapid heart rate
- Loss of skin elasticity (the ability to return to original position quickly if pinched)
- Dry mucous membranes, including the inside of the mouth, throat, nose, and eyelids
- Low blood pressure
- Muscle crampsIf not treated, dehydration can lead to shock and death in a matter of hours.
How to Prevent Cholera infection;
You can protect yourself and your family by using only water that has been boiled, water that has been chemically disinfected, or bottled water. Be sure to use the bottled, boiled, or chemically disinfected water for the following purposes:
- Preparing food or drinks
- Making ice
- Brushing your teeth
- Washing your face and hands
- Washing dishes and utensils that you use to eat or prepare food
- Washing fruits and vegetables