Death toll in Benue’s unknown ailment hits 20

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Death toll in Benue’s strange ailment hits 20

More cases discovered daily, many hospitalized, others receiving treatment from home

Peter Duru – Makurdi

The death toll in the unknown ailment that broke out a few days ago at Okpeilo-Otukpa community in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State has increased to 20.

Also, 15 severe cases have been hospitalized, several others are receiving medical attention while more cases are daily being discovered in the community.

Benue State Director of Public Health, Dr. Terna Kur who made this known to Sunday Vanguard in Makurdi said samples of the victims had been sent to Abuja for diagnosis adding that health personnel in the state were suspecting Hemorrhagic Fever.

Dr. Kur said, “at the state level we are not capable of diagnosing that ailment because it is still a strange development to us. We are only suspecting a Hemorrhagic Fever.

“We have also not been able to decipher what kind of Hemorrhagic Fever it is yet, why because we lack the capacity to diagnose at the level…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper