The Senate on Thursday alarmed Nigerians that a peculiar illness has hit Benue state, killing 15 people as of now and around 104 has been infected.
The Senate is suspecting that the outbreak might be coronavirus virus epidemic which it said require pressing wellbeing measures to recognize.
The Senate uncovered that the outbreak of the weird infection happened on January 29, 2020, in Oye, Obi Local Government Area of Benue State.
Thus, the Senate has guided the Federal Ministry of Health to quickly research the infection and furthermore activate wellbeing work force to the influenced zone to find out the nature of the illness.
Additionally, the Senate has mentioned the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to rapidly utilize observation measures to contain the sickness.
Also, the NCDC is asked to examine as well as observe to the treatment of the people in question and to additionally forestall the spread of the infection.
The Senate’s caution was because of a movement by Senator Abba Moro (PDP – Benue South) during whole on Thursday.
Driving the discussion, Moro uncovered a portion of the names of the casualties of the abnormal sickness as Happiness Ogbo, Onajobi Ogbedu, Wisdom Agwo, Andy Edu, every one of whom, he stated, kicked the bucket 48 hours in the wake of getting the undiscovered malady.
As per him, the sickness, which he stated, is yet to be learned by restorative specialists in Benue State, has side effects, for example, migraine, inside warmth, loose bowels, retching, stomach throb, shortcoming of the body and swollen stomach.
“As on Monday, February 3, 2020, the quantity of people influenced with the abnormal plague has ascended to one hundred and four,” Senator Moro deplored.