The Ogun State government has confirmed outbreak of cholera in the state with five deaths recorded.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Adesanya, Ayinde, at a Press conference on Friday said 12 cases have so far been reported in four communities across the state.
He says the state government has commenced intense fumigation of the environment to contain the spread of the highly contagious disease.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the first case involved a 33-year old woman who started displaying symptoms of the disease after consuming food and water at the Kuto market.
He added that prior reported suspected cases of cholera linked to Kuto market is yet to be confirmed, but the government through Water Corporation would commence screening of local sources of water in the communities.
Ayinde also warned residents of the state to desist from open defecation to check the spread of the disease.