Authorities have actually validated the dead of 4 individuals with15 others seriously ill following an unusual illness taped at Oye-Obi in Obi City Government Location of Benue.
Mr Andyson Egbodo, the freshly President of Igede National Youths Council, revealed this to newsmen on Wednesday in Makurdi.
Egbodo provided the names of the deceased as Joy Ogbu, Onah Ogbedu, Andy Edu and Knowledge Agwo.
He stated that all victims established the exact same signs of headache, internal heat, diarrhoea, throwing up, stomach pains, weak point of the body and inflamed stomach.
Egbodo stated that the health authorities in Oju city government location had actually been informed on the advancement.
He validated that the state federal government had actually dispatched a medical group to deal with the supposed epidemic.
Egbodo contacted the Benue State and Federal Federal government to urgently do all within their powers to detain the scenario.
” We are not resting on our part in the location of mass mobilisation and awareness project on how to avoid its spread.
” Our examination exposes that about 15 individuals as at today, Wednesday, Jan. 29, are currently down with the exact same signs, a few of them have actually currently been transferred to the General Health Center, Oju,” he stated.
The state Commissioner for Health and Human Being Solutions, Dr Sunday Ongbabo, validated the advancement, stating the ministry had actually currently dispatched a group of medical professionals to the afflicted location to establish the nature of the illness.
Ongbabo stated that they were examining the scenario to discover whether it was Lassa fever and likewise thinking about other choices.
” We are likewise in contact with the Centre for Illness Control to come to our help to guarantee that the illness was not out of control.
” I can not provide you the specific figure of those who have actually passed away and those presently experiencing the illness till I get report from my group, which is being led by the Director of Public Health.
” The info we got earlier showed that 3 individuals are presently with the illness and some others have actually passed away, however we have actually not gotten info from our focal individual of just what eliminated them,” he stated.
The commissioner nevertheless members of the general public to stay calm as federal government was striving to include the scenario.