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Strange disease: Death toll rises to 28 in Ondo

17 April 2015, 11:18

Ondo - The death toll of the victims of the strange disease that is currently ravaging  Odo Irele area of Ondo State has risen to 28 in the past three days, Premium Times reports.

Residents say the disease broke out three days ago and spread rapidly around the community, killing its victim within 24 hours.

According to reports, the deceased had complained about headaches and later on lost their sight following with their deaths.

Also read: Akwa Ibom minors shielded from disease

Government is set to do everything in its course to control the unknown disease and organisations such as the World Health Organisation are involved in the matter.

Experts say preliminary reports from victims revealed neurologic clinical symptoms: blindness, and loss of consciousness.

The State Health Commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju said preliminary investigations showed that the disease is not Ebola as it does not manifest any of its symptoms, but it attacks the central nervous system of the victims.

Read more at Premium Times

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