A stomach or intestinal disease is plaguing Lagos, and according to Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, some 117 persons have been infected by the disease in five local government areas of the state.

A health worker in Ebute-metta discloses that some 168 patients have been diagnosed with the ailment so far; and that the figure could be higher because not all cases are reported.

The ailment is called gastroenteritis and it is the name for the inflammation of the stomach and intestines. 

Gastroenteritis is a bacterial or viral infection which causes vomiting and diarrhea.