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Strange Illness Kills 3 In Benue Community

An outbreak of a strange illness has led to the death of three (3) persons in Okpeilo- Otukpa community, Ogbadigbo Local Government area in Benue state.

New National Star gathered that those who died of the strange illness developed the symptoms by stooling and vomiting with a tint of blood, fever, abdominal pain and general body weakness.

“Fear has gripped members the community, and they have taken refuge in other adjoining villages,” the source said.

One person with the symptoms of the disease has been transferred to Benue State University Teaching Hospital in Makurdi while others are receiving treatment at various health centres in Benue.

Permanent secretary of Ministry of Health and Human Services, Sir Andrew Amee confirmed the strange disease and pointed out that the Governor, Samuel Ortom has approved funds for the Ministry of Health to carry out an investigation.

Amee advised inhabitants of the community to maintain good hygiene practice and report anyone infected with the illness to the Disease surveillance and notification officers of the local government.

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