Unidentified infection hits 41 children in Abuja.

During the Weekend, the Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Development Board, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed the Health Authorities in the FCT have declared a public Health emergency in the settlement of Unguwar Hausawa, a slum neighborhood of Abuja Municipal Area Council after nine children died there of yet  undiagnosed disease, and at least 32 other children in the community of Damagaza are hospitalized.

The World Health Organization, FCT Public Health Department and FCT Primary Health Care Development at the weekend set up camp in the community to test, treat and vaccinate children, exposed ,  ‘’the first case was a girl aged seven years, died on June 15, Eight more children have died since then bringing the number of infections to 41.

According to Dr. Rilwanu, all the children had fever and diarrhea; their abdomen were distended; and their stool was mucus and greenish, adding that provisional diagnosis has shown the infection to be gastroenteritis or food poisoning caused by contaminated food and water.

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