No less than 11 people have been accounted for dead and five others at present hospitalized following the episode of a peculiar infection in the Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State.
While a few inhabitants of the state guarantee it is a flare-up of cholera as the side effects intently contrast and the dangerous infection, the state government has said the case couldn’t be promptly validated as aftereffects of tests taken from the casualties were all the while being anticipated.
Remarking on the turn of events, the Caretaker Chairman, Lagelu Local Government Area, Mr Kelani Abdullahi, said the reason for the ‘unusual’ illness was being examined.
“So far, 11 persons have lost their lives to the epidemic, with five persons hospitalised while four persons have been discharged.”Abdullahi said
Also commenting, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashiru Bello, said,
“The tests carried out on the affected persons are still premature and the samples collected have not confirmed the sickness to be cholera.
He said surveillance and health officials shipped off the nearby government to take tests and evaluate the circumstance detailed the poor unhygienic condition and the messy environment in the area.