A strange disease breaks out in Kogi, killing two people
According to the Nigerian Tribune, at least two people have died as a result of contracting a strange disease in Kogi.
The victims reportedly died in the agricultural settlement of Fulani and Tiv in Odo Eri, in the Yagba West local government area in Kogi state, following an outbreak of a strange disease.
Other people with the condition are currently being treated at nearby private hospitals and the ECWA Hospital in Egbe.
Yagba-West district director Ruvim Oshagbemi told reporters that the incident was first reported at a private clinic, saying symptoms of the disease include stools, diarrhea and vomiting.
He noted that after receiving information, medical workers were mobilized to the village to treat patients, indicating that the situation is now under control.
Mr. Oshagbemi explained that he had already contacted the Ministry of Health, noting that the state epidemiologist would determine the disease.
He advised people to continue to practice good personal hygiene to avoid an outbreak.
It may be recalled that about three years ago, a strange disease killed some people in Okolok, a border town between Kogi and the states of Kwara.
When our reporter contacted the Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Odu, he said that his team of medical staff would visit the community on Monday to inquire about the situation.
He added that the disease will be determined by the state epideiomologist.
He also confirmed that his medical staff had just returned to Ette on the Olamaboro local government council.
There is a strange disease in the border town between Enugu and Kogi states, he said, but the strange disease is not in Etta, in the state of Kogi.