Flavoured drink kill 10 in Kano, many hospitalised

Kano State has witnessed another outbreak of strange illness that made not less than 300 persons hospitalized and no fewer than 10 died as a result of intake of a flavored drink containing citric acid locally called “Tsamiya”.

The State Commissioner for Health Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa disclosed this Thursday.

He said 50 among those hospitalized are undergoing kidney-related treatment arising from complications related to the consumption of the adulterated flavoured drinks and are undergoing treatment.

“Not recently that we witness the same incident lately last month that cost almost 350 persons hospitalized, the caused of this Strange illness is traceable to the consumption of substandard juice prepared from expired/fake products that are harmful to our vital organs in the body,” He said

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has made efforts in investigating the incident in Kano Markets and make expropriation to those found Guilty.

Aminu Tsanyawa has also cautioned residents on consumption of juice during this auspicious time of Ramadan to avoid catastrophic consequences.

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