No fewer than 25 children have died from an unknown ailment in Otodo-Gbame community, Ikate, Lekki area of Lagos state according to punch metro.
The children develop rashes similar to measles and die two to three days after. Victims also vomited blood and had swollen feet..
The State Ministry of Health has sent a team of Epidemiologist to investigate the illness and cause of the deaths; according to ministry officials, blood samples, vomit and throat swabs have been collected for laboratory investigations. Also water and food from the homes of the victims were also collected for lab. Investigation.
Meanwhile, health workers from Eti-Osa Local Government Area have since visited the community and started routine immunization of children in the community.