We Are Currently Responding To Yellow Fever Outbreaks in Delta, Enugu And Bauchi States – NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it is currently responding to yellow fever outbreaks in Delta, Enugu and Bauchi States amid reports of 76 deaths were recorded in November.

The Director General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, confirmed the development.

Giving updates on the outbreak in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

Ihekweazu disclosed that 74 suspected cases involving 35 deaths were reported from Delta State; 70 suspected cases with 33 deaths from Enugu; and 78 suspected cases with eight deaths from Bauchi State.

The NCDC revealed that from preliminary investigations, three samples from Delta, one sample from Enugu, and eight samples from Bauchi were confirmed as yellow fever from the National Reference Laboratory, Gaduwa, and FCT.

NAN recalls that as at early October this year, the country had reported a total of eight confirmed cases of yellow fever from seven Local Government Areas across four states.

Meanwhile, Yellow fever vaccine is available for free at Primary Health Care centres across the country as part of the national childhood routine immunization schedule.

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