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30 students hospitalised in Sokoto over strange illness

30 students hospitalised in Sokoto over strange illness
March 25
20:04 2021

A disease outbreak has affected 30 students of the Government Girls College in Sokoto.

Abdurrahaman Dantsoho, director of Sokoto state public health department, disclosed this at a media briefing on Thursday.

Danstoho explained that the cause of the students’ condition had not yet been identified.

He added that the illness began on Tuesday at the college, after which the infected students were rushed to the Sokoto specialist hospital.

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According to NAN, he said none of the 30 hospitalised students died, but they were treated and later discharged on Thursday.

Kulu Haruna, Sokoto commissioner for science and technology, said the state government has deployed 10 medical doctors to the affected school.

“The situation was brought under control due to the quick intervention of the state government. All the infected students have been isolated to curtail the spread of the disease,” she added.

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The incident comes days after scores of Kano residents were hospitalised following a disease outbreak in the state.

The Kano state ministry of health had confirmed that the affected patients presented symptoms of haematuria, which causes bloody or dark urine, fever, lethargy, and sometimes jaundice.

“The Kano incident is a case of food poisoning with flavored drinks that has a chemical called dansami. It is very serious because the food poisoning resulted in diarrhea, vomiting, and hospitalisation,” Mojisola Adeyeye, director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) had said.

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