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VIDEO: Yet-to be identified disease claims one student life, thirty others hospitalised in Sokoto

We are Investigating Nature of Disease, Says Director Public Health

At least one student have been confirmed death following an outbreak of a yet to be identify ailment at the Government Girls College Sokoto.

Sources had earlier claim that the outbreak at the school is meningitis and have killed unspecified number of students,

But the Director Public Health at the Sokoto state Ministry of Health Ahmed Abdulrahman dismissed the claim.

Mr. Abdulrahman who confirmed to newsmen in a telephone interview that over thirty students were admitted at the state owned Specialist hospital as a result of the outbreak.

He says the reported death student was not part of the students admitted in the state owned hospital.

According to him, all thirty students admitted were treated and discharged, and the state ministry of health have taken samples from the victims to investigate the nature of the ailment.

He lamented the delay to report to the first case that eventually lost her life to the hospital.

He also call for calm saying the health ministry will make the outcome of the investigation public as soon as it is concluded.

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