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Zamfara Government Records 177 Cases Of ‘Strange Illness’ Across Communities, Four Killed

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The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aisha Anka, confirmed the outbreak on Friday, adding that 177 cases had been recorded so far.

No fewer than four people have been confirmed dead in Zamfara State over the outbreak of an unknown illness.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aisha Anka, confirmed the outbreak on Friday, adding that 177 cases had been recorded so far.

The commissioner who disclosed this in a statement issued through the Information Officer of the ministry, Bello Ibrahim, stated that the disease was characterised by abdominal distension, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, enlarged liver, enlarged spleen, fever and general body weakness.

The statement partly read: “The illness is found in Maradun, Shinkafi and Gusau local government areas in the state.

“Children are mostly affected and the cases are associated with water consumptions.

“So far, four deaths have been recorded, 177 cases were detected,” Anka said.

“The incident has been reported to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), partners and all other relevant stakeholders.

“The ministry of health is currently on the emergency response phase to identify the illnesses and causes.

“Various biological human and animal samples, soil samples, water samples, agricultural and foodstuff samples have been taken to Lagos and Abuja laboratories for analysis.

“The ministry will continue to update the general public and all relevant stakeholders and partners on any update about the outbreak.”…Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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