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  • Nigeria: NCDC probes strange illness, mainly in children, in Sokoto - not infectious

    Source: https://punchng.com/ncdc-probes-stra...ess-in-sokoto/

    NCDC probes strange illness in Sokoto
    9th April 2024​
    By Lara Adejoro

    The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Jide Idris, on Tuesday, said the agency has begun investigating and responding to a strange illness identified in six wards in Sokoto State.

    Idris said the agency has deployed a National Rapid Response Team to work with the Sokoto State Ministry of Health to respond to the incidents.

    Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Idris explained that the agency was notified by the state ministry of health on March 21, 2024, of reported cases of children presenting with symptoms which include abdominal distension due to the rapid onset of fluids in the abdomen (ascites), fever, vomiting and weight loss from Isa Local Government Area of the state.

    He noted that most of the cases are children aged four to 13 years, including some adults from different wards and settlements across the LGA.

    He said, “The NCDC deployed a National Rapid Response Team to work with the State Ministry of Health to further investigate and respond to this incident. So far, a total of 164 suspected cases have been identified in six wards of Isa LGA Bargaja (22), Isa North (17), Isa South (98), Tozai (12), Tsabre (4), and Turba (11). Unfortunately, four deaths have been recorded among the suspected cases.

    “A similar incident was previously documented in 2023, also without a definitive diagnosis...



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    Source: https://businessday.ng/news/article/...fectious-ncdc/

    Strange illness in Sokoto not infectious— NCDC
    Godsgift Onyedinefu
    April 10, 2024

    ​…begins investigation into cause

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has confirmed that the strange illness that has caused the death of four individuals in Sokoto State is not infectious.

    Jide Idris, the director-general of the NCDC, speaking in Abuja stated that the initial clinical assessment and investigations of the cases admitted at the Teaching Hospital have ruled out an infectious origin of this event.

    This, he noted, necessitated the need to search for other causes, including heavy metal testing.

    Meanwhile, he mentioned that investigations have begun to determine the immediate and remote causes of the unknown killer disease.

    Idris disclosed that a total of 164 suspected cases have been identified in six wards in Isa Local Government Area of the state. The patients came from different wards and settlements across the LGA, and most of the cases were children aged four to 13 years, including some adults.​..

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    • #3
      Source: https://punchng.com/strange-disease-...commissioners/

      Strange disease: NCDC meets Sokoto, Zamfara, Kaduna health commissioners
      19th April 2024​
      By Lara Adejoro

      THE Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Jide Idris, has met with the Sokoto Kaduna and Zamfara states Commissioners for Health over the spread of an identfied disease killing children.

      The meeting, according to a statement on the NCDC’s website, held at the NCDC’s headquarters in Abuja.

      The NCDC had on April 9 announced that it had launched an investigation to unravel an unidentified disease, which had killed 164 children of between four and 13 years in Sokoto State.

      According to the latest statement, the disease, which originated from Sokoto and Zamfara states, has spread to Kaduna State.​,,

      ...“The honourable Commissioners (Hajiya Asabe Balarabe, Dr Aisha Anka, and Hajiya Umma Ahmed) discussed the current situation, provided updates on response efforts, and agreed with the DG of NCDC on further measures to contain and mitigate the impact of the illness suspected to be heavy metal poisoning possibly linked to mining activities.

      “As of today, a total of 196 suspected cases of the unknown illness with seven deaths have been reported across Isa, Sabon Birni, and Ilella Local Government Areas of Sokoto State. Results of the analyses on the various samples sent to the different sister laboratories including NIPRID, NAFDAC, and NIMR are being awaited.

      “Following reports of similar cases in Zamfara State, another National Rapid Response Team will be deployed this week to assess the situation and provide support to the state,” the statement noted.​..

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      • #4
        Source: https://pmnewsnigeria.com/2024/04/19...entified-ncdc/

        Strange illness claims 8 lives in Sokoto, 208 cases identified - NCDC
        19th April, 2024
        By Habibu Harisu

        The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said no fewer than eight lives have been lost out of 208 suspected cases of strange illness at Sabon Birni and Isa local government areas of Sokoto State.

        NCDC Centre manager in Sokoto, Dr Ibrahim Usman revealed this in the presentation he made at an interactive session with officials of Sokoto State Ministry of Health and Director General of the Centre, Dr Jide Idris, Thursday.

        Usman who made the presentation alongside his team said the NCDC and Sokoto State Government have collected samples that have been transported to higher laboratories for test to ascertain the disease.

        “The illness manifested with symptoms such as abdominal distension, fever, vomiting and weight loss, primarily afflicting children aged four to 13, along with some adults.

        “Already, the NCDC has deployed a National Rapid Response Team (NRRT), to collaborate with the State Ministry of Health to investigate the matter,” Usman said.​..

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