Kano govt finally identifies ‘strange disease’ that killed Dungurawa residents

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The Kano State Government has identified Cerebro Spinal Meningitis as being responsible for the death of eight persons in Dungurawa village of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.

The state commissioner for health, Kabiru Getso made the disclosure at a news conference in Kano on Wednesday.

According to him, the ministry received the information about the outbreak of a strange disease and dispatched its Rapid Response Team to the area.

“The team reported that the first case was reported on March 15 in the area and the victims died instantly before reaching a health facility,” he said.

Getso further added that the patients had a high fever and convulsion as well as vomiting and was later confirmed to be Cerebro Spinal Meningitis type A.

He stated that the state had already strengthened surveillance to fish out unreported cases and had also set up special team to tackle the people identified with the disease.

He said in addition, the ministry had also embarked on massive mobilisation on the disease because of its nature of being contagious.



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