The Kano state government has raised the alarm over a strange disease that killed eight persons in Kurimawa village in Dawakin Tofa local government area of the state.
Ismail Gwammaja, public relations officer of the ministry of health disclosed this on Tuesday.
He said the government had drafted an emergency response team, consisting doctors, pharmacists and other health workers to unravel the cause of the strange disease.
Gwammaja said the team had commenced its activities and samples of persons suspected to have been affected by the disease had been collected and being investigated.
“The Kano state ministry of health is in receipt of the report of the occurrence of yet to be identified disease from Kurimawa village in Dawakin Tofa local government area on Monday 26th March 2018,” he said.
“The government immediately swung into action to arrest further escalation of the disease in the area and save the lives of the people by deploying emergency rapid response team which includes doctors, pharmacists, laboratory scientists and disease surveillance and notification officers to the affected area to carry out thorough and in-depth investigation on the cause and source of the problem and provide prompt treatment.
“Additionally, government has supplied emergency drugs and other kits to the affected community to tackle the situation promptly.”
He added that health facilities were also ready for any kind of eventuality or emergency.
According to the residents, high fever, headache and stomach pains are symptoms of the disease.