Atolagbe Alege, the Commissioner for Health in Kwara, says no outbreak of a mysterious disease had been seen in the state.
A report circulated that a strange disease was taking over the Fulani community in the town, with infected victims defecating a black substance and vomiting blood before dying.
“The ministry sees it as a rumour because we deployed a response team comprising of an epidemiologist, directors of public health and the disease surveillance response team,” he said.
“The governor has directed the general hospitals across the state to be on standby in case of any unforeseen occurrence,” he said.
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