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Senator Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State

Yellow fever kills 8 in Bauchi

From: Ruth Yarnap, Bauchi

The  Executive Chairman of Primary Health Care Development Agency,  Dr Rilwanu Mohammed  has disclosed that 8 persons were confirmed dead from probable  yellow fever  while 8 person are confirmed  with active yellow fever in  Ganjuwa local government of Bauchi state .

Dr Rilwanu revealed this to newsmen  in a press conference  saying that the 8 active and probable cases are from two wards of Ganjuwa Local Government area of the state.

He said, “during last week’s immunization exercise 8 persons were reported dead as a result of a suspected disease but after samples were taken  to the National Reference  Laboratory and tested its results came out positive for yellow fever”.

According to him, the agency has reactivated its rapid response team that includes Case Management pillar, surveillance,and  Risk Communication pillars.

The Federal Government had programmed a preventive vaccination for 19 Local Government areas of the state for February 2021.

“With this development the Agency will carry out vaccination in the two wards and eventually to the entire Local Government ”

Dr  Rilwanu emphasized the need for families to keep a clean environment.

He then called on the general public not to panic as government, with relevant stakeholders, is doing everything possible to safeguard the health of the people.

 

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