A HORROR mystery disease has killed at least one pupil and left 30 others in hospital in Nigeria, selon les rapports.
Health bosses have launched a massive probe into the “yet to be identified disease” after it hit a Sokoto boarding school.
Photos show sick Government Girls College Sokoto pupils lying on mattresses on the floor in Nigeria.
UNE “yet to be identified disease” has killed one student at the boarding school, and resulted in the hospitalisation of 30 autres, reports TVC News in Nigeria.
Plus que 30 students are receiving treatment at the state-owned specialist hospital following the outbreak.
Tribune Online reports that “at least one student has been confirmed dead following an outbreak of a strange disease” at the boarding school.
A source told a correspondent the outbreak at the school could be meningitis and had “killed an unspecified number of students”.
But this claim was rejected by health boss Ahmed Abdulrahman.
He told the website that all thirty students admitted to hospital today have been treated and discharged.
Abdulrahman confirmed that the state ministry of health has taken samples from the sick kids to investigate what made them so ill.
He also urged people not to panic, as health ministry officials will share their findings once the probe is concluded.
Just last month The Sun Online reported on a mystery illness which causes patients to vomit blood killing at least 15 in Tanzania.
Plus que 50 people were hospitalised in the south of the country in February due to the unidentified condition which also causes nausea in sufferers.
Health officials said some patients, mostly men, died within hours of showing symptoms in the Mbeya region.
Felista Kisandu, Chief Medical Officer of the rural Chunya District in Mbeya, said a team of experts have been deployed to assess the patients and probe the cause of the outbreak.
Elle a dit: “This problem has not been widespread.
“It has happened in just a single administrative ward of Ifumbo where people vomit blood and die when they get to the hospital late.
“The cause of their maladies has not been identified yet, but Tanzania’s Health Ministry has ruled out an outbreak.”
Kisandu said samples of local water and patients’ blood are being tested by the government for traces of mercury contamination.
Elle a dit: “Initial clinical examinations revealed the patients, mostly men, suffered from stomach ulcers and liver disease.
“We have advised them to avoid drinking illicit brew, smoking cigarettes and other hard drinks.”
The recent spate of deaths come amid confusion over what caused the death of former Tanzanian President John Magufuli.
He was one of Africa’s most prominent Covid-19 sceptics.
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