You all remember the strange disease which broke out last month killing over 20 people in Ondo state that erupted controversial hypothesis as to what exactly the strange disease is? Well, the good news is the Ondo State government has declared that the strange disease that broke out in Ode Irele in Irele local government area of the state has been completely eradicated from the community.
The incident was attributed by medical practitioners to consumption of methanol poison.
Speaking with journalists in Akure, the state capital at the weekend, the state commissioner for Health, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju, attributed the success in containing the disease to the proactive-ness of the state Ministry of Health, the National Agency for Food Administration, Drugs and Control (NAFDAC ) and other stakeholders.
Adeyanju said, “ For the past 14 days, we have not recorded a single case of methanol poison in this state, we have sensitized the people of Ode Irele on the consumption of the local gin, ogogoro, pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.
“I want to authoritatively tell the whole world today that the Ode Irele outbreak has completely come to an end.”
He disclosed that in all, there were 33 people afflicted with the strange disease, 23 lost their lives while 10 were still alive and currently receiving treatment at the hospitals in the state.
Whille maintaining that the consumption of ogogoro led to the outbreak of the disease, the commissioner said the state government has banned the consumption of the local gin.