Three states reported 76 deaths from yellow fever in 11 days – NCDC

According to the reports from The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) they announced that three states have recently reported a total of 76 deaths suspected to be from yellow fever.

The affected states are as follows; Bauchi, Delta and Enugu states and it was learnt that the deaths occurred between November 1 and 11.

While 74 suspected cases involving 35 deaths were reported from Delta State, 70 suspected cases with 33 deaths from Enugu. 78 suspected cases with eight deaths was also reported in Bauchi State.

Three from Delta, one from Enugu and eight from Bauchi were confirmed as yellow fever from the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test conducted at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Gaduwa, FCT.

NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu who revealed that the National Yellow Fever Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was activated to coordinate all response activities across the affected states on November 7, added that most of the cases were males,with ages ranging from 1-55 years and they presented symptoms that included fever, headache, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, vomiting with or without blood, epistaxis, blood in stools/urine.

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