DEATH OF 25 CHILDREN: Lagos confirms outbreak of killer disease in Lekki

DEATH OF 25 CHILDREN: Lagos confirms outbreak of killer disease in Lekki

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the outbreak of a strange disease in Otodo-Gbame Community in Ikate, Lekki, alleged to have killed 25 children saying it has despatched a team of medical experts to unravel the mysterious disease. Confirming this, the the spokesman for the State Ministry of Health, Mrs Adeola Salako, however said no further death has been recorded since Feb. 10, when the epidemiological investigation team led by epidemiologists from the state Ministry of Health  commenced investigation. Salako claimed that the ministry responded immediately news about the strange disease was received, adding that the team was despatched to the community on Feb. 10. According to her; “An epidemiological investigation led by state epidemiologists from ministry of health  commenced on Wednesday 10th February 2016 to verify the assertions. “The medical team is to verify the assertions and the cause of deaths through laboratory investigation of water, throat swabs and blood samples of children with suspected cases and to proffer solutions.’ Earlier reports showed that the yet-to-be-identified disease, which started sometime in January 2016, had brought panic to the community dominated by the Eguns. The affected children were said to have developed rashes which was similar to the symptoms of measles, and died two to three days after infection.

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