Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has ordered the closure of a secondary college, Vaatia School, in Makurdi, the capital of the state, following the outbreak of an odd illness.
At the least 9 college students have been reported paralyzed following the outbreak of the unusual sickness and a few have been hospitalised at Madonna Hospital, a non-public clinic within the state.
The Commissioner for Well being and Human Providers, Joseph Ngbea confirmed the outbreak to Channels Tv on Thursday.
He said that a number of the college students have been discharged whereas few others are nonetheless hospitalised.
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Explaining the potential reason behind the illness, the Commissioner said that the causes are multi-factorial and might be because of bacterial, fungal, or viral an infection.
Physician Ngbea, nevertheless, allayed the fears of the probably unfold of the illness to different colleges, contemplating that college students of the school who could have siblings at different colleges have been despatched again to their households as the college stays closed.