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(Update):Expired juice: 5 confirmed dead, over 200 hospitalised

Five people have been confirmed dead and over two hundred admitted to various hospital as a result of a strange illness which broke out five days ago in Kano state.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa who stated this while briefing journalist in Kano, said the strange disease was suspected to be a result of consuming an expired juice.

He said statistics gathered revelled that 284 people contracted the strange illness, Across 3 LGA’s of the state.

He said in an effort to promptly address the challenge, the Ministry for Health taskforce had so far seized items that caused the outbreak said to be worth over N59 million naira.

Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa noted that samples of the affected patients have been taken and sent to Abuja for diagnosis.

Affected victims are currently receiving treatment at Murtala Mohammad Specialist Hospital Kano, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital Kano among others.

Abdullahi Jalaluddeen

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