Outbreak of Cholera in Lagos State: Professional Advice from PECAN
06/20/2024 12:47 in Pest News

Lagos, Nigeria

The Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN), under the leadership of PCO Olakunle Williams, has expressed deep concern over the recent cholera outbreak in Lagos State. This urgent situation requires immediate and coordinated action to prevent further spread and protect public health.

Cholera, an acute diarrheal illness caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, is typically transmitted through contaminated water and food. As pest control professionals, PECAN recognizes the critical role of sanitation and hygiene in combating this disease.

Professional Advice to Lagosians:

  1. Ensure Clean Water Supply:

    • Boil water before drinking or use water purification tablets.
    • Store drinking water in clean, covered containers.
  2. Practice Good Hygiene:

    • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and clean water, especially after using the toilet and before handling food.
    • Use hand sanitizers where water is not readily available.
  3. Maintain Food Safety:

    • Cook food thoroughly and eat it while it is hot.
    • Avoid raw or undercooked foods, especially seafood.
    • Wash fruits and vegetables with safe water before consumption.
  4. Improve Sanitation:

    • Dispose of human waste properly; use latrines or other sanitation systems.
    • Keep the environment clean and free from refuse.
  5. Prevent Pest Infestations:

    • Ensure proper waste management to prevent attracting flies and other pests that can contaminate food and water sources.
    • Engage professional pest control services to manage any infestations, as pests can exacerbate the spread of cholera.
  6. Seek Immediate Medical Attention:

    • If symptoms of cholera appear, such as severe diarrhea and vomiting, seek medical help immediately.
    • Rehydration is crucial; use oral rehydration salts (ORS) or appropriate home solutions.

PECAN’s Commitment:

PECAN is committed to supporting Lagosians during this challenging time by providing expert advice and services. We urge the public to remain vigilant and adhere to the preventive measures outlined above. Our association stands ready to collaborate with health authorities and other stakeholders to mitigate the impact of this outbreak.

For further information and professional pest control services, please contact PECAN through our official channels:

Together, we can overcome this public health challenge and ensure a healthier environment for all.


PCO Olakunle Williams
President, Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN)
+234 807 299 9449

About PECAN:

The Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting high standards in pest control services across Nigeria. PECAN provides training, resources, and support to pest control professionals, ensuring the safety and health of communities through effective pest management practices.

Stay informed, stay safe, and let's work together to create a healthier Lagos

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