Cholera outbreak hits Accra

The Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service on Wednesday asked the public to adhere to basic hygiene practices to help minimize and stop further spread of cholera in the Region.

A statement issued by the Directorate indicated that there had been reported cases of cholera in parts of the Region and therefore  any person who experienced frequent loose watery stool and frequent vomiting should immediately rush to the nearest health facility for free treatment.

The statement asked the public to ensure that practices such as the washing of hands with soap before eating, cooking and after visiting the toilet; washing of all fruits and vegetables thoroughly with water before eating them, eating cooked food while it is hot and avoiding foods that are exposed to flies and dust.

It also advised that food sellers covered their foods against dust and flies, wash all plates and cooking utensils thoroughly before and after use, use proper toilet facilities and avoid open defecation, while observing clean and healthier environment.

The statement gave the assurance that all government health facilities in the Region had been equipped to handle all cholera cases.

Source: GNA

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