The mysterious illness kills one girl and leaves dozens more sick in the Nigerian boarding school

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The mysterious illness kills one girl and leaves dozens more sick in the Nigerian boarding school

  • An unidentified disease killed a girl and sickened more than thirty students
  • The mysterious illness has engulfed Government Girls College in Sokoto
  • Images emerged of dozens of girls lying listlessly on mats

An unidentified disease has killed a girl and left more than 30 students feeling ill in a Nigerian boarding school.

The mysterious illness has engulfed the state-run Government Girls College in Sokoto – one student has died and more than 30 have been hospitalized, according to local media.

Images emerged of dozens of girls lying on mats on the boarding school floor looking listless and sad.

Girls lying on mats on the floor of the boarding school

A troubled student at school

A troubled student at school

Images emerged of dozens of girls lying on mats on the boarding school floor looking listless and sad

The mysterious illness has engulfed the state-run Government Girls College in Sokoto - one student has died and more than 30 have been hospitalized, according to local media.

The mysterious illness has engulfed the state-run Government Girls College in Sokoto - one student has died and more than 30 have been hospitalized, according to local media.

The mysterious illness has engulfed the state-run Government Girls College in Sokoto – one student has died and more than 30 have been hospitalized, according to local media.

Director of Health in Sokoto told Ahmed Abdulrahman TVCNews that as a result of the outbreak, more than thirty students were admitted to a local hospital.

He did not reveal details about the girl who died, but said health officials took samples from the sick students to investigate the nature of the disease.

Science and Technology Commissioner Dr. Julu Haruna, whose ministry oversees the boarding school, said the state government has sent ten doctors to the school.

“The situation was brought under control thanks to the rapid intervention of the state government,” said Dr. Haruna TNG

The sick students lay on mats

The sick students lay on mats

Dozens of students were ill due to the disease

Dozens of students were ill due to the disease

Sokoto Health Director Ahmed Abdulrahman said more than thirty students (pictured at their boarding school) were later admitted to a local hospital as a result of the outbreak

‘All infected students have been isolated to prevent the spread of the disease.’

Mr Abdulrahman called for calm, saying the health department has started an investigation into the disease.

The mysterious illness comes as three people died and 284 people were hospitalized after drinking expired fruit drinks in Nigeria.

The outbreak spread to eight towns near the northwestern city of Kano, officials said Tuesday.

Kano’s state commissioner for health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, said Anadolu agency the incident occurred when patients drank expired citric acid powder drinks.

The outbreak affected 284 people, he said, with 183 patients currently being hospitalized and 101 discharged from hospitals.

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