FIVE cases of a strange ailment which manifests as fits/convulsion in conscious persons has been reported from a school in Boji Bojji Owa, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Delta State Ministry of Health, Asaba.
According to the statement, one student is reported dead and the four surviving cases are being managed in government hospitals within the state.
The affected school has been temporarily shut down as investigations continues.
The statement added that the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has been notified and samples from the patients sent to the National Reference Laboratory, Abuja for detailed analysis .
“Members of the public should not panic as government is already on top of the matter.
“The Ministry of Health further advised that any case of this nature should be reported immediately to the nearest government owned hospital” the statement stressed.
For further enquires the following persons could be contacted:
The Delta State Epidemiologist – 0803 075 8179 and the Delta State Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer – 0803 507 8541
By Donald Ojebo
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