Friday, 17 April 2015

Strange Epidemic Hits Irele,Ondo State Kills Over Twenty

NO fewer than 23 people have died from an unknown epidemic which recently hit Ode Irele, a serene community in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The state Commissioner for Health,   Dayo Adeyanju confirmed this while speaking in Akure.

According to Adeyanju, preliminary reports showed that prior to the deaths, all the victims, complained of headaches and later lost their sight before dying.

The commissioner explained that the symptoms of the epidemic were different from those of   Ebola Virus Disease, which are   diarrhoea, vomiting and haemorrhage.

While giving the assurance that everything possible would be done to ensure that the disease did not spread, Adeyanju said the state government had already sought the aid of the World Health Organisation and other partners.

He added that the Disease Surveillance Team and volunteers that were engaged in the state during the EVD outbreak had been activated.

Adeyanju also disclosed that the Personnel Protective Equipment purchased by the government to curtail Ebola   was being used in the handling of the disease.

According to him, samples taken from the victims had been sent to Lagos State for proper investigation.

The commissioner also said the government had   commenced an   awareness campaign through which the public   was being encouraged to report any case of the disease .

While stating that the state already had a cremation law in place, Adeyanju advised relations of the victims against burying them at home.

He warned the public against sensationalising the disease, particularly in the social media, so as not to create fears among the people.

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