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Senate calls on ministry of health to probe unidentified ailment in Benue

by Kunle Awosiyan

The Senate has asked the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Arbovirus and the Vector Research Centre to investigate the source of a strange illness, which has claimed lives in Benue state.

The upper chamber has also urged the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to promptly put up surveillance to contain the disease from spreading and see to the treatment of victims.

The resolutions followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by the Senator representing Benue South, Abba Moro during Wednesday’s plenary.

He said that the Benue State Ministry of Health and Human Services had been able to intervene to some extent, having collected samples and sent the same to National Reference Laboratory

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