Josh Ayuba who is a young Nigerian footballer living in United Kingdom, has reportedly died after a mystery bug which started off with earache and caused him hallucinations and seizures.
Ayuba, of Portslade, near Brighton, died on Sunday evening at 7pm, two weeks after complaining about an extremely painful earache which caused him to miss football training.
Family of Ayuba and Mark Hilfiker who is his football team manager, urged him to see his doctor because he was becoming distressed.
But after not being able to eat and sleep properly for five days, he returned to the clinic where another doctor immediately sent him to the A and E department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
An unknown bacteria had formed and reached his brain, which started causing him to hallucinate and suffer numerous seizures. Last Tuesday, he was put in the intensive care unit, and from then onwards he could not even recognise his own family, to their despair.