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Over 29 Lives Claimed As Yellow Fever Outbreak Hits Bauchi

Over 29 Lives Claimed As Yellow Fever Outbreak Hits Bauchi
According to the information reaching us from Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA), not less than 29 people have been reported dead from an outbreak of yellow fever in the state.
Dr. Mohammed the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the outbreak of yellow fever in the state.

He said that out of the 29 out of the 224 suspected cases in the state have been confirmed dead with 24 cases reported in Alkaleri Local Government. The remaining 5 included 2 in Ningi Local Government, 2 in Bauchi Local Government and 1 in Darazo council area.

Mohammed explained that the yellow fever virus was first detected in Alkaleri council area in September, adding that efforts to avoid further spread have since been on.

He applauded the state government, saying that they have been doing everything possible to ensure that the disease did not spread to the state capital.

“That is why government has made efforts through vaccination of people living in the prone areas.

“Already, 500,000 doses of vaccines had been administered in Alkaleri and we are expecting 600,000 doses of vaccines to be administered in Ningi community,” he said.

According to the BSPHDA chairman, yellow fever is a non-communicable disease, adding that it can only be transmitted through mosquitoes.

He urged communities to give early information to the authorities, especially when they noticed unusual happenings around them.

Mohammmed further urged the residents of the state not to reject vaccines, saying that this was the only way they could be free from the dreaded disease.

Meanwhile, we earlier reported that the Lagos State Governemt has raiseed alarm as gastroenteritis hits 117 Lagosians.
Source| DailyPost.ng
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