A strange unknown illness has killed 14 people in a small Nigerian community in a little over a week. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock
In the past 10 days, an unidentified disease has claimed the lives of at least 14 people in a small community in the Nigerian state of Ondo. The illness is being described as “worse than Ebola” and causes blindness and loss of consciousness in patients before they eventually succumb to their ailment. Nigerian health officials are working to their best capacity to uncover the cause of the mysterious illness in an effort to prevent further cases.
Ondo State Health Commissioner Dayo Adeyanju announced that so far the only confirmed fact about the new illness is that it is not Ebola, “as it does not manifest any of its symptoms, but it attacks the central nervous system of the victims,” The Premium Times reported. It is unknown whether the disease is infectious or has bacterial or viral roots.
Written by Dana Dovey- Medical Daily
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