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, Leadership reports.
This development was made known by the state commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Adeyanju, during a press brief in the state’s capital, Akure.
At least 23 persons lost their lives to the strange sickness which broke out in April while some others are still receiving medical care in the hospital.
Health experts opine that the strange sickness was caused by consumption of methanol poison which led the authorities of the state to ban both the production and consumption of local gin locally known as ogogoro in the state
Adeyanju commended the state Ministry of Health, the National Agency for Food Administration, Drugs and Control (NAFDAC ) and other stakeholders for taking proactive measures toward curbing the strange disease.
He said, “For the past 14 days, we have not recorded a single case of methanol poison in this state, we have sensitised 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.”
According to him, 33 people were afflicted with the strange disease out of which 23 lost their lives while 10 were still alive and currently receiving treatment at the hospitals in the state.