At least 30 have been hospitalized in Nigeria with a strange illness

KANO, Nigeria

At least 30 people suspected of having a strange disease were hospitalized in the northern city of Kano on Thursday.

The sick came from six villages in the Rogo local government area of ​​Kano State, 136 kilometers from the city.

The victims were reportedly taken to the area’s primary health center after excessive blood urine and vomiting.

The situation is worsening as the local healers and pharmacies in Unguwan Rijiyan Dadi, Gwanwan Gabas, Gwangwan Yamma, Unguwar Tsarmai, Gangare and Unguwar Kofar Fada are overwhelmed.

Residents complain that they receive little help from the government.

A resident of Gwangwan Gabas confirmed that 56 people have contracted the disease since it broke out.

“We took no fewer than 30 people to Rogo General Hospital within a day of the outbreak,” said Muhammad Tukur. “To date, only one person has died as a result of the outbreak. Most of the victims of the disease have complained.” spend a lot of money on the disease. “

Shehu Adamu, a resident of Gangare, said two of his children were affected.

He said he spent more than 20,000 naira ($ 52) in the hospital receiving treatment for his family despite difficult times.

Eight people are affected at Idris Isah Jibrin’s home and he said he was utterly devastated. Affected members are his wife, mother and children who cannot stand.

He said he spent 100,000 naira ($ 262) between Rogo Hospital and Gwarzo Hospital with no real result.

The Kano state government on Tuesday confirmed the deaths of three people and 284 others who were hospitalized after drinking water from a nearby cemetery and consuming expired powder-flavored beverages.

The government has exposed all links between the disease and the coronavirus. However, symptoms associated with the disease include urinary blood, vomiting, weakness, diarrhea, fever, and dizziness.

Although the state health ministry has not categorically declared the cause, it confirmed victims in 13 local government areas, including eight city councilors.

Sulaiman Ilyasu, director of infectious diseases at the Ministry of Health, confirmed the development but insisted the ministry only received reports of four sick people who have received treatment since then.

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