Saturday, 8 February 2020

Scary Times: Government is working to find out the name of the new disease outbreak in Benue- Not Ebola, Lassa Fever nor Coronavirus.

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has just alerted of a new ravaging disease in Benue state, which the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is working hard to unravel.

 The minister made this known on Friday, 7th Feb. 2020, and that the mysterious disease has left many people dead in Benue State.  He said the NCDC has activated an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities in conjunction with Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi to ascertain the nature of the illness, said victims of the disease showed no symptoms of Ebola, Lassa fever or coronavirus after medical tests were conducted. 
The Minister disclosed that some of the symptoms victims of the disease showed were headache, internal heat, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach ache, weakness of the body and swollen stomach. He urged Nigerians to contact NCDC immediately on its toll-free number on: 0800-970000-10 to report strange cases.
Recall that the disease which broke out in Oyi-Obi community of Benue State on Wednesday January 29, has already killed 15 people. The number of the people affected by the disease have already exceeded 100.