Outbreak of strange disease claims lives of 10 children in Kafanchan
There was an outbreak of a strange disease in Kafanchan, in Jama’a local government area of Kaduna State, which has already claimed the lives of 10 children, while others are presently in hospital.
The disease, which has affected the respiratory system of the children between the ages 3 to 13 have now been under investigation by medical experts.
The chief medical director of Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Memorial hospital, Dr. Isaac Nathaniel confirmed the outbreak of the strange disease in kafanchan.
Besides, the Executive Chairman of Jema’a Local Government Area, Comrade Yunana Markus Barde called on the citizens to proactively act fast whenever they discovered children from 0-13 years are confronted with the following symptoms like difficulty in breathing, block of airways in the throat, excessive pains on the throatand runny nose.
He warned that such signs should be noted in the communities to arrest the outbreak from escalating and becoming uncontrollable.
Meanwhile, the personnel in Primary Health Care across the local government, Traditional Institutions, Religious Leaders, and parents are advised to act accordingly, Barde added.
He lamented that some individuals are hiding some of the victims, while the catastrophe is not to their detriment alone but to the society at large.
He stressed further that according to the report, the outbreak had already claimed the lives of the victims, which if care is not taken as a result of ignorance and negligence will claim more.
Barde added that as the experts from Federal Capital Territory and Kaduna State are as well coming for intervention, Jema’a LG citizens are advised to disclose, expose and convey whosoever is suspecting with such signs and symptoms to the Primary Health Care, Traditional Institutions among other relevant authorities.
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