Kano throat ailment kills twenty-five, FG begins probe

An outbreak of diphtheria infection in Kano State since last week Friday
has claimed not less than twenty-five lives.

Report shows that the child killer disease, first recorded in the state late
last year has been treated as an outbreak at the Murtala Muhammed
Specialist Hospital and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano.

According to medical experts, diphtheria infection is a serious infection
of the nose and throat, which is easily preventable by vaccines.

The signs and symptoms of diphtheria, according to the experts, may
include, sore throat, hoarseness, swollen glands (enlarged lymph nodes)
in the neck, difficulty breathing or rapid breathing, nasal discharge, fever
and tiredness.