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Friday, 18 August 2017

Strange illness killed 62 persons in Kogi state

Kogi State

Dr Saka Audu, Kogi state Commissioner  for  Health, have revealed that 62 persons have been confirmed dead by a strange illness in Kogi State.

Report has it that Okoloke community in Yagba West LGA of Kogi state is worst hit by the strange ailment that initially was mistaken for Lassa Fever due to their similar symptoms of abdominal ache, vomiting and diarrhea.

 Communities such as Isanlu-Esa and Okunran still in Yagba West Local government area are also affected by the strange ailment.

In his statement, the Commissioner revealed that Lassa Fever has been ruled out as the cause of death of the victims by the State Government, adding that samples of the unidentified disease have been collected to carry out findings on what exactly the illness is to prevent more deaths.

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