Symptoms of strange Ondo disease not similar to Ebola, says Mimiko

Posted by News Express | 18 April 2015 | 3,303 times

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Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has disclosed that the symptoms observed in Ode-Irele, where a strange ailment broke out, bear no resemblance to those associated with the Ebola Virus Disease or any known epidemic disease.

Governor Mimiko made the statement during a state wide broadcast on the strange ailment which has killed about 17 people in the last few days.

The Governor added that investigations thus far had been in conjunction with development partners, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and from the report sent to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. There are no new cases of the ailment in the last 48 hours and none in the hospital.

He further stated that trained volunteers for active surveillance and case management have been deployed, while advocacy and sensitization efforts are ongoing in print and on electronic media.

Governor Mimiko further said that the final laboratory results of cerebro spinal fluid, blood and urine specimens of victims taken for examination are being awaited as this would help in surmounting the challenge as soon as possible.

The Governor equally advised the people of Ondo State to adhere to strict demands of hygiene such as regular washing of hands and covering of mouths while sneezing.

•Text courtesy of Channels TV. Photo shows Mimiko.


Source: News Express

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