Thursday, 7 November 2019

29 killed as yellow fever ravages Bauchi state


    Twenty-nine people have died so far in Bauchi state following the outbreak of yellow fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA), gave the death toll on Thursday.

    “We discovered 224 suspected cases, and 29 were confirmed dead, with 24 in Alkaleri local government, two in Bauchi local government, 1 in Darazo council area and two in Ningi local government,” he said. Mohammed explained that the virus was first detected in Alkaleri council area in September, adding that efforts had since been stepped up to avoid further spread.

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