Africa: unknown disease that kills in 24 hours kills 100 people
An epidemic of an unidentified disease has claimed the lives of over 100 people, mostly children, in the town of Dekin, Benin, since it was detected for the first time a month ago.
Unknown disease kills over 100 children in Benin
COTONOU, May 28 (Xinhua) — More than 100 people, mostly children aged between four to 17, have died in the past four weeks from a disease yet to be scientifically identified in Benin.
The worst-hit area is Dekin of the Dangbo commune, which is situated 50 km southeast of Cotonou, a local private television station reported on Monday.
“In the last four weeks, Dekin has reported over 100 deaths which have been caused by a disease that causes the victims to vomit blood and have strange snoring,” the television explained.