HEALTH: About 50 Kids died of Unknown Disease in Jigawa

Another unknown disease killed several people, in Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba West Local Government of Kogi State.

About 50 Kids died of Unknown Disease in Jigawa
About 50 Kids died of Unknown Disease in Jigawa/ Photo credit: Premium Times
Not fewer than 50 kids have been reportedly killed by a strange disease in Gidan Dugus, Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

The village leader, Malam Bashari Galadima explained how the epidemic disease started among Children in the Community.

According to him; “The problem started about two months ago, but the situation got worse in the last few weeks”.
He added that; “The children will start with serious fever, develop stomach swelling and within a little time they will give up.
There are families that lost seven, Four and Three children to the disease and at a time, we buried between Four and Two kids daily during the worse period,” He disclosed.

The Minister of Health Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ali Dandidi has also confirmed the ugly situation in the state.

He said: “We learnt the problem started sometime in July. The community members refused to go to the public health centre. They relied on Chemists and other medical vendors all the while.
Nobody reported to the Ministry of Health until on October 27. The ministry sent a medical team there. The team took samples of the patients to the laboratory and we controlled the situation within a few days.
After laboratory tests of the samples, it was confirmed as malaria and typhoid. We supplied the drugs for treatment and the situation was brought under control,” he noted.

From what we gathered, the major cause of the outbreak is still unknown.

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Few weeks ago, it was reported that unknown disease killed several people, in Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba West Local Government of Kogi State.

 

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