The government of Nigeria has sent out a warning to its residents after 15 people and over 104 people were infected by a mystery disease in less than 1 week.
The outbreak of the mysterious disease caused vomiting, swelling, and diarrhea.
The first time it was recorded was in January in Benue State, which is the capital of Abuja.
Abba Moro, a senator in Nigeria, said 15 people were killed by the mysterious illness and 104 were infected.
In a senate resolution, Senator Moro named a number of victims of the disease.
It is reported that all the victims died within 48 hours of contracting the illness.
The resolution of the country urged the health ministry of Nigeria to send out experts to the main city of the outbreak so they could know more about the disease.
The Nigeria Centres for Disease Control (NCDC) will be establishing surveillance to measure and contain the virus.
Osagie Ehanire, the health minister of Nigeria, said the illness did not appear to be Ebola or the Lasa fever.
Health Minister Ehanire said the virus did not appear to be the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan China.
The Nigeria Centres for Disease Control (NCDC) had now activated an emergency response operation in the affected area.
Government officials believe chemicals used in fishing may be responsible for the mystery illness.
Nigerians who have contracted the mysterious illness are asked to contact the Nigeria Centres for Disease Control (NCDC).
You can contact them for free by using the number 0800-970000-10.