Mysterious Disease Totally Eradicated In Ondo State

Mysterious Disease Totally Eradicated In Ondo State

The Ondo state government has assured local residents that the strange disease that broke out in Ode Irele Local Government Area of the state has been completely eradicated from the community.

It would be recalled that the unknown disease which broke out last month has killed 23 people in the area while some others are still in the hospital receiving medical treatment.

Medical practitioners traced the incidents to consumption of methanol poison, Leadership reports.

Speaking with journalists in Akure, the state capital at the weekend, Dr Dayo Adeyanju, the state commissioner for Health, attributed the success in fighting the disease to the measures taken by the state Ministry of Health, the National Agency for Food Administration, Drugs and Control and other stakeholders.

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“For the past 14 days, we have not recorded a single case of methanol poison in this state, we have sensitised the people of Ode Irele on the consumption of the local gin, ogogoro, pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

“I want to authoritatively tell the whole world today that the Ode Irele outbreak has completely come to an end,” Adeyanju said.

According to the commissioner, there were 33 people afflicted with the strange disease, 23 died while 10 were alive and currently receiving medical treatment at the hospitals.

Adeyanju reiterated that the consumption of ogogoro led to the outbreak of the disease, therefore, the state government made the decision to ban the consumption of the local gin.


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