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BREAKING: Zamfara govt discovers unknown illness

BREAKING: Zamfara govt discovers unknown illness

Governor Dauda Lawal Dare

Dr. Hussaini Anka, the Executive Secretary of Primary Health Care Development in Zamfara, has revealed that the state government has identified an unknown illness in two local government areas.

Anka stated that a team of health personnel has been dispatched to investigate the illness in Maradun and Shinkafi local government areas, particularly in villages near Sokoto state.

In a briefing with journalists in Gusau, Anka explained that reports of the undisclosed illness prompted immediate action.

Samples of water, blood, urine, and other relevant specimens were collected from the affected areas and sent for testing to determine the nature of the illness.

"We have received the results and visited the affected villages to interact with the victims. Based on our observations, the illness appears to be mostly liver inflammatory, leading us to suspect hypothesis A virus, although this has not been confirmed yet," Anka stated.
He said some of the immediate measures taken was to stop the victims from taking contaminated water, “we suspected that there is contamination on the water they are taking,” he said.

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