ADO-EKITI, Nigeria, July 20 (Xinhua) -- A Cholera outbreak in the southwestern Nigerian state of Ekiti has claimed two lives, the state's commissioner for health said.
The outbreak was reported in Igbaraodo-Ekiti community, Olusola Fasuba told a news conference in the state capital of Ado-Ekiti Thursday.
The state government had already sent vaccines to the affected area and the neighboring Ilawe-Ekiti.
Fasuba assured that the government was watching the situation and making efforts in containing the epidemic.
An awareness campaign has been launched against the ailment in the state, he added.
The northern part of Nigeria suffers the epidemics of cholera, measles and meningitis almost every year.
Cholera is an acute intestinal infection that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, leading to dehydration and can be fatal if not properly treated.