Killer disease stumps Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

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Speaking on the strange killer disease in Benue State, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was working hard to unravel the mystery. According to a Daily Post report, the minister said that the illness had been laboratory tested and showed no symptoms of Ebola, Lassa fever or coronavirus.

The minister said that NCDC had activated an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities in conjunction with the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi to ascertain the nature of the illness.

He advised Nigerians to contact NCDC immediately on its toll-free number to report cases.

The disease symptoms include headache, internal heat, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach ache, weakness of the body and swollen stomach.

The report says the illness broke out in Oyi-Obi community on Wednesday, 29 January, 2020, and has killed 15 people. Currently, the number of persons affected has exceeded 100.

Full Daily Post report

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