The unusual ailment that has been observed among secondary school students in Delta State is being looked into, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
As the situation changes, the NCDC promised to keep Nigerians informed.
According to Allub News, an illness that broke out in Boji Bojji Owa, in the Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State, caused one pupil to purportedly pass away and nine others to be hospitalized.
It was learned that Marymount College, Agbor, was closed in an effort to identify the illness among some of its students.
The decision to close the school was made as part of precautions to prevent the outbreak from spreading, according to the school’s representative, Rev. Sister Kauna Ola, and the school secretary, Mrs. Rita Ofuasia.
Four of the ten students were transferred to St. John’s Hospital in Agbor, according to her, while the parents of the other six students took them to hospitals of their choosing.
“A gas plant is located adjacent to the school, and the management of the school has long requested that the owner relocate the plant for the benefit of the local community’s health.”
The NCDC stated on its Facebook page that it was aware of a mysterious sickness that had been detected among secondary school students in Delta State.
“To investigate and respond appropriately, we are in contact with the Delta State Ministry of Health, the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, and the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria.
“As the situation changes, we will keep Nigerians informed.”