The Ghana Health Service has warned of a possible cholera outbreak in Accra following the onset of the rain, coupled with the prevailing poor sanitary conditions.
According to the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate, the outbreak could be prevented through measures such as the washing of hands with soap and water before eating or preparing food after visiting the toilet.
In a press statement, the directorate said the disease could also be prevented through the thorough washing of plates and cooking bowls before use, eating cooked food while it is hot and drinking safe water.
Other measures, it stated, included the covering of uncollected rubbish and the avoidance of eating or buying foods exposed to dust and flies.
“Keep yourself and observe good personal and environmental hygiene,” it said.
Source: Daily Graphic
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