The Kano State Government says 10 persons have died and 400 hospitalised after drinking a poisonous fruit juice.
The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, while describing the situation in a video, added that 50 of the poisoned 400 people had kidney-related ailments which they were being treated for.
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According to Tsanyawa, the affected patients showed symptoms such as bloody urine, fever, lethargy and Jaundice.
“As you are aware, the ministry of health had in the recent past announced the outbreak of a strange disease traceable to the consumption of a substandard drink.
“The consumption of this fake and substandard product has telling effects on the kidney, and other vital organs of the body.
“Due to excessive heat that coincides with Ramadan, there is a possibility for high patronage of juices; I want to use this opportunity to caution residents to be on the watch-out,” he said.