Strange Disease Kills 13 Persons.

Strange Disease Kills 13 Persons.

Thirteen persons are feared dead following a strange disease that broke out in some communities in

Zamfara State.

Eye witness said, the disease affected children and women,while, findings from hospitals and

Government indicated that a total of 505 cases were recorded across Maradun, Shinkafi and Gusau local

Government areas in the state.

It was also discovered that, the disease had spread to Isa and Zurmi LGAs of Sokoto and Zamfara states,

while, the outbreak was first detected in Tsibiri village in Maradun LGA in February, this year, and most

patients with minor complications have received treatment and have been discharged from the Primary

Healthcare Centre in Tsibiri.

He said, that the disease appears to be spreading, with cases emerging in neighbouring areas, raising

concerns about its containment, appealing to the Governments of Sokoto and Zamfara states to deploy

more medical experts to the affected areas to address the situation before the disease escalated to

other communities.

He also expressed concern that, the disease had not yet reached Maradun town, adding that proactive

measures must be taken by the Government to prevent its escalation.

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