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62 people killed by strange illness in Kogi State - Details


62 people have been confirmed dead in Kogi State, after being struck by an unknown ailment as confirmed by the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Audu.

It was gathered that the community which had most causalities of the strange illness that was initially thought to be Lassa fever, as victims had symptoms similar to Lassa fever such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting was Okoloke in Yagba West Local Government Area of the state.
Other affected communities include Okunran and Isanlu-Esa – both villages in Yagba West LGA.  According to Commissioner, the State Government ruled out Lassa Fever as the cause of the deaths, as samples of the disease have already been taken for quick identification of the illness to prevent more deaths.

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