Sunday, 19 April 2015

Herbicides suspected to be the cause of mystery deaths in Nigeria

The WHO spokesman, Gregory Haertl, tweeted: "Current hypothesis is cause of the event is herbicides" and "Tests done so far are negative for viral and bacterial infection."

The Ondo state health commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju, told AFP news agency on Saturday that 23 people had been affected.

Those who died suffered from blurred vision and headaches, and then lost consciousness before dying within 24 hours.

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