Sokoto state encounter strange disease: 3 victims die of strange disease in Sokoto Three people have died of a strange disease at Mabera area in Sokoto metroplis. - THE LATEST NEWS HEADLINES TODAY

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sokoto state encounter strange disease: 3 victims die of strange disease in Sokoto Three people have died of a strange disease at Mabera area in Sokoto metroplis.



 Sokoto state encounter strange disease:  3 victims die of strange disease in Sokoto
Three people have died of a strange disease at Mabera area in Sokoto metroplis.
They include a 15-year-old secondary school student, Bello Zoramawa, a 14-year-old Nasiru Kamba and a mechanic Abdullahi Lawal.

They were noted to have had similar symptoms of bleeding eyes, uncontrollable shaking, high body temperature and severe headache.
Commenting on the situation, the Deputy Director Public Health, Sokoto State Ministry of Health, Abass Mohammed confirmed that the Ministry received a report of cases of running fever affecting residents of Mabera area opposite Government Girls College in Sokoto metropolis.
Consequently, he said the ministry deployed a team of experts to the area.
He said two cases of death were recorded at home and one person hospitalized in Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) later died same day.
“Preliminary report from the doctor who attended to the patient in UDUTH before the death of the patient queried severe malaria,” he stated.
He said residents had been sensitized to report any illness to nearby health facility for treatment, adding, “Surveillance is on-going in the area to search for any case. So far, no new case has been reported about the outbreak and the cure.

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