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Contaminants: Lagos Govt asks Queens College to delay resumption
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By Benson Akomo
March 17, 2017 00:08:53am GMT      |      Views: 1020

WorldStage Newsonline-- To ensure that all the sources of contaminants in the school which have been causing the death of students be properly handled, the Lagos State Government has recommended that Queen College should delay its resumption till appropriate measures have been out in place for the safety of students.

According to Dr Jide Idris, Commissioner of Health the source of the problem was contaminated water, saying, "Water samples from six sources in the school premises were collected and analysed at Drug Quality Control Laboratory of Lagos State Ministry of Health at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja. Another day of water samples from 10 sources were collected and analysed at the Microbiology Department of LUTH, Idi-Araba."

Idris said the results from the two laboratories showed high bacterial content in the water samples from the kitchen, behind dining hall and Queen's delight, the school water factory. The bacteria range from Coliforms, Escherichia Coli, Salmonella, Klebsiella ozoana and Aeromonas hydrophila.

He said specimens collected from 40 kitchen staff revealed Cysts of Entamoeba histolytica were isolated in the stool of 23 good handlers, Salmonella so, the causative agent of Typhoid Fever, was isolated from three food handlers.

" All these out together implies a a common source (Continous) Outbreak showing repeated or continous infection from exposure to the infectious agent. Findings from the investigation were consistent with Enteric Fever. The infection was most likely spread through contaminated water sources and infection by good handlers," said Idris.

He said it was pertinent to once more enlighten the public on good, water-borne, sanitation and hygiene related diseases.

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