76 people die from Yellow Fever  in Enugu, Bauchi, Delta

76 people die from Yellow Fever  in Enugu, Bauchi, Delta

A total of 76 people have died from yellow fever in states of Enugu, Bauchi and Delta states, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Country (NCDC).

An update report by yesterday said that between the November 1 and 11, a total of 222 suspected cases, 19 confirmed cases and 76 deaths were reported from these three states.

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According to the report, on 1st-2nd and 8th of November, clusters of cases and deaths were reported to NCDC by the State Epidemiologists of Delta, Enugu and Bauchi states respectively

“Seventy- four suspected cases with 35 deaths were reported from Delta State; 70 suspected cases with 33 deaths from Enugu State and 78 suspected cases with 8 deaths from Bauchi state,” it said.

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It explained that most of the cases were males, with age ranging from 1-55 years and presented with fever, headache, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, vomiting with or without blood, epistaxis, blood in stools/urine, convulsion and unconsciousness

The statement said that on 7th of November, the National Yellow Fever Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was activated to coordinate response activities across all affected states.

It added that State Epidemiology Team in the affected states is leading the response with support from NCDC, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and WHO National RRTs from NCDC have been deployed to support response activities in Delta and Enugu states.

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