A strange ailment suspected to be ‘brule ulcers’ has hit Bujawa town in Mani local government of Katsina state were about 14 persons are affected while one has died. Daily Trust, reports.
Already, fear has gripped the town and its neighbouring communities over the outbreak of the disease.
Affirming the flare-up, the Director of Primary Healthcare of the LGA, Abdurahman Auwal Bindawa, said this is an obscure thing to us yet we presume it to be brule ulcers.
“All I can say for now is that it is one of the national tropical disease; there is no lab test so we cannot confirmed it,” he said.
According to him, the matter has been reported to state and other development partners noting that “this is the first of its kind in this local government.”
“At present we are expecting a group of specialists to come and do legitimate examination and finding to know how irresistible it is.
“One individual began it before it spread to 14 others and one has passed on,” he included.
He further said: “The disease is taking different dimensions on different people; for some, it affects their legs, thigh, back or hands and for women on their breasts like a cancer.
“It presents itself differently to different sexes, we need to have full details.”