NCDC Commences Investigation Over Strange Disease.

NCDC Commences Investigation Over Strange Disease.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, has launched an investigation into a mysterious illness that has surfaced in the Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

According to JideIdris, the Director-General of the NCDC, the strange illness was first reported to the agency on March 21, 2024.

While speaking with journalists, Idris said the illness is characterized by symptoms such as abdominal distension, fever, vomiting and weight loss, primarily affecting children aged four to 13, as well as some adults.

He stated that a national rapid response team, NRRT, has been deployed by the NCDC to collaborate with the state Ministry of Health in investigating the matter.

He stated that although initial clinical assessments have ruled out infectious origins, investigations are ongoing, including heavy metal testing.



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