Health & Environmental

Lead poisoning kills 28 children in central Nigeria

“Lead poisoning has killed 28 children in central Nigeria’s Niger state, the government has said, in the latest incident that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years. ‘As at 12th May, 2015, 65 cases and 28 deaths had occurred giving a case fatality rate of 43 percent,’ junior health minister Fidelis Nwankwo told reporters in Abuja. ‘All the 28 cases were children below the age of five.'”

Source: Lead poisoning kills 28 children in central Nigeria: govt

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