Gastroenteritis, otherwise known as infectious diarrhea and gastro has killed two students in Sokoto State.
Sokoto State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Kulu Haruna disclosed the outbreak of the disease which is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach and intestine in a press release to newsmen on Friday.
According to her, seventy students were affected by the disease and fifty of them have been discharged while twenty students are on admission.
She said the state government has been working together with the Ministry of Health to bring the spread of the infection under control.
The commissioner debunked the rumour of contaminated water through borehole, maintaining that the state government does not joke with the safety of citizens residing in the state.