|By Lizzy Adie |17th April |11pm |
The strange ailment broke out on Wednesday morning and had already created panic among residents of Irele community in Ondo State, and many people had fleed from the community.
The Commissioner for Health, Dayo Adeyanju, confirmed the Outbreak but assured residents that it was not Ebola. Even tough the source of the epidemic has not been determined, many residents had blamed it on an evil spiritual attack. As at the last count in the early hours of Thursday, more than 25 dead bodies were counted in the street of Irele in Ondo State.
The unknown disease also caused victims tongue to swell abnormally, rendering the victims incapable of speech, prior to death within few hours. People are now scared of carrying the bodies because of fear of infections. While other residents have fled the community for Ore town while some are planning to leave for Akure for total safety.
A young resident in the town said the gods in the community were angry because some section of the shrine was recently destroyed and some sacred objects stolen by unknown people. He said some worshippers of the deity and traditional priests were meeting to discover those behind the theft.
Meanwhile, the State Government has confirmed the Outbreak of the unknown disease but says that it is not Ebola since it does not show any symptoms of Ebola but headaches and loss of sight prior to death.
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