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Unusual Illness: 27 Killed, 197 Others Contaminated In Benue


Twenty-seven individuals have died from the outbreak of a but to be recognized epidemic in Oye group of obi native authorities space of Benue state.

Over 197 sufferers are additionally stated to be affected by common signs of diarrhea, vomiting, bloated abdomen, as medical medical doctors race in opposition to time to determine the title of the illnesses.

The Physician in cost on the Oju common hospital, Mr. Onoja Matthew advised Channels Tv that, preliminary investigation and samples had been taken for laboratory evaluation for Lassa fever got here again unfavourable, prompting the hospital to refer the sufferers larger up for testing.

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At Oye group, a 4 hours drive from Makurdi, survivors of the epidemic appealed for pressing containment of the illness to save lots of the 197 sufferers who could lose their lives for lack of medical facility, highway and potable water, a serious reason behind the outbreak after ingesting from the chemically poisoned river.

Whereas the reason for the epidemic could also be from the usage of chemical on this river, these signs are being recorded in two different neighboring communities, however the pressing want right here is, speedy entry to medical companies to include the outbreak, provision of entry highway to hyperlink them as much as different assist and potable water, a serious supply of concern within the space.

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