Diarrhea Outbreak: ABU Announces gastroenteritis Preventive Measures On Campus

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The Ahmadu Bello University Health Services has observed that there is an outbreak of diarrhea disease (possibly from acute gastroenteritis) within the surrounding neighboring communities and it is on the Increase.

Diarrhoea is the passage of three or more loose or liquid stools per day (or more frequent passage than is normal for the individual). Frequent passing of formed stools is not diarrhoea, nor is the passing of loose, “pasty” stools by breastfed babies.

Diarrhoea is usually a symptom of an infection in the intestinal tract, which can be caused by a variety of bacterial, viral and parasitic organisms. Infection is spread through contaminated food or drinking-water, or from person-to-person as a result of poor hygiene.

Outbreak Of Diarrhea: ABU Announced gastroenteritis Preventive Measures

As precautionary measures to abate its occurrence on our campuses, everybody within the Ahmadu Bello University community is hereby advised and cautioned to please observe these personal and environmental hygiene measures:

List of gastroenteritis Preventive Measures On Campus

i. Thorough hand washing with soap and running water before handling food and after using the toilet
ii. Boil drinking water before use
iii. Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating
iv. Avoid eating raw and or uncooked meat, gurasa, wara, and fish
V. Keep all kitchen surfaces and equipment clean
vi. Clean toilet and bathroom regularly, especially the toilet seat, door handles, and taps
vii. Wash hands thoroughly with soap after handling animals, particularly farm animals
viii. Store food appropriately and discard expired or spoilt products
ix. Avoid close contact with infected people
X. Report to University Health Services promptly any case of diarrhea and vomiting

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