A strange disease has forced St Luke’s college of Nursing and Midwifery management to close the institution, Malawi24 can report.
According to information sourced by this publication, the disease has symptoms similar to those of Malaria.
But speaking to Malawi24 on condition of anonymity, a student at the college said those who are affected have not tested positive for Malaria.
“It’s not Malaria though the signs might be similar, because most of the patients have been showing Malaria signs but they have tested negative. We are yet to know the disease,” said the student.
St Luke’s college of nursing Principal Maxwell Pangani said health experts from Zomba hospital are currently looking into the matter.
The outbreak has since spread to education institutions sharing boundaries with the college.
The District Health Office for Zomba has disclosed that the disease might be Typhoid fever but said they are waiting for an official report from the hospital.