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Nigeria: Mysterious disease kills nearly 1,000 people

Christian Fernsby |
At least 979 people, including health care workers and high level officials, died in Western Nigeria Kano State due to a mysterious disease, said the country's health minister.

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Topics: NIGERIA   

Osagie Ehanire said all patients, including high level officials and health staff, died only within the last five weeks.

According to the initial reports, most who died were over 65 years old, the minister added.

He also said around 50-60% of these deaths are due to the novel coronavirus.


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