Nigeria’s Mysterious Outbreak

A strange disease outbreak in Nigeria has possibly killed 28 in the past 3 days in Nigeria’s Ondo State, according to residents.

The disease spreads rapidly, causes blindness and loss of consciousness, and kills its victims within 24 hours, residents report. The cause of the disease remains unknown, and the government says it is working hard to control the outbreak and determine its origin. While one site puts the death toll at 28, the state health commissioner says 12 have died.

Ace blogger Crawford Kilian is tracking the case, with updates from Nigerian media and a thread on FluTrackers—where some speculate the cause could be poisoning.
 

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