222 reported cases of yellow fever and 76 deaths from three states in 11 days

 

There is an indication of a looming upsurge of yellow fever pandemic if care was not taken. This is as a result of what the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed.


The National Centre for Disease Control gave a startling announcement that three states have recorded a total of 222 cases and 76 deaths in 11 days! What an alarming notification.


The affected states are Bauchi with 78 cases and 8 deaths; Delta with 74 cases and 35 deaths; and Enugu with 70 cases and 33 deaths.


Samples were collected from the three states: three from Delta, one from Enugu, and eight from Bauchi. These all came back from the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test conducted at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Gaduwa, FCT as positive for yellow fever.


Meanwhile, the DG of NCDC Chike Ihekeazu disclosed that the National Yellow Fever Operation Centre (EOC) was activated to coordinate all response activities across the affected states on November 7th. The DG added that for the cases seen so far, only males are affected with ages ranging from 1 – 55, and they show symptoms that include fever, headache, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, vomiting with or without blood epistaxis, blood in the urine/stools.

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