NAFDAC Begins Tests As 248 Admitted In Kano Hospitals

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has stated that it has collected water samples and flavour products for laboratory analysis following the outbreak of a strange disease in Kano State.

The state Coordinator of the agency, Mr Shaba Muhammad, said samples collected had been sent to its laboratory in Kaduna for analysis.

Muhammad explained that the agency received a report of the manifestation of a strange disease, suspected to be caused by the consumption of sachet water and locally-processed drinks in Kano metropolis.

According to him, a team of officials from the agency have visited the infected persons at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Kano, as well as some of the affected areas.

Samples have been of the suspected water and the products for analysis so as to establish the cause of the disease.

Similarly, he state Ministry of Health has commenced investigation to unravel the strange disease recorded in parts of Kano Municipal, Kumbotso and Gwale local government areas of the state.

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