Gastroenteritis Disease Outbreak Kills 62 In Kogi State Nigeria, 39 Others Reportedly Ill

Gastroenteritis Disease Outbreak kogi state

August 21, 2017 – Norovirus Outbreak Kills 62 In Kogi State Nigeria, 39 Others Reportedly Ill

Gastroenteritis Disease Outbreak Kills 62 In Kogi State Nigeria, 39 Others Reportedly Ill

Kogi Health Commissioner Audu Saka said on Sunday that the mystery disease that claimed the lives of 62 people in Kogi state recently had been diagnosed as gastroenteritis, a disease caused by Norovirus, a highly contagious virus. Read more about it later in this article.

Since its outbreak in July, the deadly disease has killed so many pepole in Isanlu Esa, Okunran and Okoloke area of Yagba West LGA of Kogi state.

Out of the 39 newly reported cases, 4 were admitted while others were treated and discharged after showing signs of improvement.

About Norovirus

Norovirus is the most common cause of serious gastroenteritis and also foodborne disease outbreaks.

It is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces.

The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and bloody vomit.

2 thoughts on “Gastroenteritis Disease Outbreak Kills 62 In Kogi State Nigeria, 39 Others Reportedly Ill

  1. Is it the same mysterious disease earlier reported as killing 62 people in Kogi that is involved in this story? We have had reports of some disease which people guessed were either of three dreaded diseases and told that 62 people died of same. With the constant figure of 62 deaths attributed in relation to each report we hope it is the same incident that is reported, at least it will console us that there is something right that is done to curb the spread. On the other hand, if the reports relate to three or more different incidents of disease outbreak… God forbid…..it will raise issues of whether enough has been done to address the matter. So what is the correct position???

  2. TOO MANY DISEASE OUTBREAK,POOR SANITARY CONDITION,HUNGER AND LACK OF ACCESS TO PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE..FIRE ALL HEALTH COMMISSIONERS NATIONWIDE INCLUDING HEALTH MINISTER AN DECLARE HEALTH EMERGENCY.ESTABLISH ULTRA MODERN HEALTH FACILITY IN ALL STATES AND FCT..WHO CARES,,AFTER ALL,COMMON HEADACHE SENDS OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF TO EUROPE.PATHETIC!

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