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  • Updated: June 18, 2024

Drinks prepared with contaminated water can be source of cholera transmission — NCDC

 Drinks prepared with contaminated water can be source of ch

NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, NCDC, has said that beverages, ice, and drinks prepared with unclean or contaminated water can spread cholera.

The NCDC revealed this on Tuesday on its X handle.

“Beverages, ice and drinks prepared with unclean or contaminated water can spread #cholera.

“Protect yourself and your loved ones; do not buy or consume foods or drinks prepared with water from unreliable sources.

“Use water from reliable sources, boil water before drinking, store water in properly covered containers, ensure bottled water and pure water sachet is properly sealed before you drink it.”

The agency said the disease is easily treatable if detected early.

Cholera is a food and water-borne disease caused by the ingestion of the bacteria— Vibrio cholerae— in contaminated water and food.

Symptoms of cholera include acute profuse, painless watery diarrhoea (rice water stools) of sudden onset, with or without vomiting. It may be associated with nausea, profuse vomiting, and fever.

 

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