Yellow Fever Takes More Lives

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Yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria claimed nine lives and the Nigerian Centre for Disease control NCDC confirmed the ailment in 12 local government areas across these states Kwara, Kano, Niger, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Kogi and Zamfara.

Yellow Fever

Earlier this year Nine people were said to have died from this disease and it was confirmed by the World Health Organisation but according to Vanguard news, 45 people have died from this disease so far.

This current outbreak started with a seven-year-old girl in September, 2017in Ifelodun Local Government Area in Kwara State and according to premium times it has spread to 16 states Abia, Borno, Kogi, Kwara, Kebbi, Plateau, Zamfara, Enugu, Oyo, Anambra, Edo, Lagos, Kano, Nasarawa, Katsina and Niger.

NCDC said it had a list of 358 suspected cases on 2nd January 2018 and 230 samples were sent to 5 different Nigerian laboratories for confirmation, 63 tested positive and one was inconclusive.

These 64 samples were sent to WHO laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, 32 were positive, 24 negative and seven results are still pending. The organisation also said that the total number of deaths in confirmed, suspected and probable cases is 45.

Sources;

  1. https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/254856-yellow-fever-nigeria-confirms-nine-deaths.html
  2. https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/ncdc-confirms-45-deaths-yellow-fever/
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