NAFDAC investigates cause of strange disease among Kano residents » NEWS
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control says it is investigating cause of severe vomiting and blood-in-urine among Kano residents.
The agency said the victims manifested the symptoms after consuming suspected sachet water and local drink suspected to have been prepared with expired and adulterated products.
NAFDAC disclosed that it has collected water samples and flavour products for laboratory analysis, following the outbreak of the yet-to-be ascertained infectious disease.
The Kano state NAFDAC coordinator, Shaba Muhammad, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday that the samples had been referred to its laboratory in Kaduna for analysis.
According to Muhammad, a team of officials of the agency had visited the infected persons at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Kano, as well as some of the affected areas.
“Reports indicated that the infection involves sachet water and local drinks suspected to have been prepared with expired and adulterated products.
“We collected samples of the suspected water and the products for analysis to establish the cause of the disease,” he said.
Muhammad said that NAFDAC had scaled up surveillance to check circulation of fake and counterfeit products in the state.
He also urged residents to always check labels of products before consumption.