Benue ties unknown illness to polluted water

Benue ties unknown illness to polluted water

Following the demise of four individuals and hospitalization of 15 others because of an unknown ailment in Benue, the state government has said that the deaths were connected to the consumption of water polluted with chemicals.

Daily Trust reports that the commissioner of health and human services in Benue Sunday Ongbabo said the deaths which happened in Obi nearby government territory were because of the usage of the water by the people.

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Ongbabo said: “We are at the community right now as I speak to you; we have transferred those who are down with the sickness to the teaching hospital for thorough monitoring.” “Since the victims showed same symptoms particularly, diarrhoea, we have advised the people to stop using their source of water because the water is likely contaminated.

Ongbabo said residents of the region had been encouraged to search for another wellspring of water for drinking and other residential use.

He likewise guaranteed that the patients who have been brought into the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) in Makurdi are firmly examined.

He additionally said that authorities of the state government would take the water for examination before they can arrive at anything.

Right now, we have advised them not to use the water or fish from there,” he added.

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