YELLOW FEVER OUTBREAK KILLS EIGHT PERSONS IN BAUCHI
Eight persons have died from a yellow fever outbreak in Ganjuwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State.
Rilwanu Mohammed, Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHCDA), confirmed the development to newsmen late on Monday, November 9.
Mohammed revealed that the State’s polio team was in communities located in Ganjuwa LGA for a routine exercise and they found out that eight people died from an unknown disease.
He stated that eight samples were sent for lassa fever and yellow fever tests and all the samples tested positive for yellow fever.
“Last year, by this time, we had cases of yellow fever in six LGA of Bauchi, Alkaleri, Warji, Ningi, Kirfi and Darazo,” he said.
The Chairman, who said that said that the community members were predominantly farmers, noted that the agency would begin a vaccination exercise in earnest against the disease.
Mohammed urged residents of Ganjuwa Local not to panic as yellow fever has a vaccine.
This development comes on the heels of reports stating that a mysterious disease is claiming the lives of residents in Delta and Enugu.
As of the time of filing this report, 30 persons have died in Delta, while 57 casualties have been recorded in Enugu.