The Director of Health Education and Promotion Board, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, Mrs Grace Adesola, on Thursday advised residents to take preventive measures of cholera seriously.

Adesola gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the inauguration of a standing committee on sensitisation of cholera in Ikorodu, Lagos.

She said the disease was basically caused by what we eat and inject into our body system.

Adesola urged residents to ensure that their source of water was safe for drinking.

According to her, some of the preventive measures would include ensuring safe drinking water by boiling, chlorinating safe bottle water, maintaining proper sanitation and safe disposing of feaces.

Others are to stop open defecation, practise personal hygiene by washing hands with soap regularly, ensure food safety by preparing, cooking and storing food against flies, avoid raw fruits, except when washed by safe water.

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“If all these are put in place, cholera outbreak will be curtailed in Lagos State,” she said.

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