The Senate is suspecting that the outbreak could also be coronavirus epidemic which it mentioned require pressing well being measures to determine.
The Senate revealed that the outbreak of the strange disease occurred on January 29, 2020, in Oye, Obi Native Authorities Space of Benue State.
Consequently, the Senate has directed the Federal Ministry of Well being to right away examine the disease and in addition mobilize well being personnel to the affected space to establish the character of the disease.
Additionally, the Senate has requested the Nigeria Centre for Disease Management (NCDC) to shortly make use of surveillance measures to include the disease.
Equally, the NCDC is urged to not solely examine however see to the therapy of the victims and to additional forestall the unfold of the disease.
The Senate’s alarm was as a results of a movement by Senator Abba Moro (PDP Benue South) throughout plenary on Thursday.
Main the talk, Moro revealed a few of the names of the victims of the strange disease as Happiness Ogbo, Onajobi Ogbedu, Knowledge Agwo, Andy Edu, all of whom, he mentioned, died 48 hours after contracting the undiagnosed disease.
Based on him, the disease, which he mentioned, is but to be ascertained by medical specialists in Benue State, has signs such as headache, inside warmth, diarrhea, vomiting, abdomen ache, weak spot of the physique and swollen abdomen.
As on Monday, February 3, 2020, the variety of individuals affected with the strange epidemic has risen to at least one hundred and 4, Senator Moro lamented.