Bauchi Yellow Fever Outbreak: Death Toll Rises To 22 From

General - Health

By Amechispark

Following the recent outbreak of yellow fever in Bauchi State, which led to the death of over 15 people, another six new deaths have been recorded, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths so far to 22.

This is just as immunisation of workers in the oil exploration sites in the state has began.

This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care

Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, while giving situation report on the outbreak on the deadly disease, on Monday.

Mohammed, who disclosed that no fewer than 143 suspected cases of Yellow Fever were recorded out of which 24 cases were confirmed and 22 died, said all the cases were from Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state.

He also disclosed that 10 out of the 22 people that died of Yellow Fever were rangers working with the Yankari Games Reserve, adding that only 79 per cent coverage was recorded in the on going immunisation campaign against the vector that carries the disease.

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Oct 16, 2019 09:31 AM

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