At least, twenty-nine people have died in Bauchi state following the eruption of yellow fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic illness transmitted by infected mosquitoes.
“We discovered 224 suspected cases, and twenty nine were confirmed dead, with twenty four in Alkaleri local government, 2 in Bauchi local government, one in Darazo council space and 2 in Ningi local government,” he said.
Mohammed explained that the virus was initial detected in Alkaleri council space in Sep, adding that efforts had since been stepped up to avoid additional unfold. He aforementioned that government was doing everything attainable to confirm that the illness didn’t unfold to the city.
“That is why government has created efforts through vaccination of individuals living within the prone areas. Already, 500,000 doses of vaccines had been administered in Alkaleri and that we expect 600,000 doses of vaccines to be administered in Ningi community,” he said.
According to the BSPHDA chairman, yellow fever isn’t a disease, adding that it will solely be transmitted through mosquitoes. He urged communities to administer early data to the authorities, particularly after they noticed uncommon happenings around them.
Mohammmed additionally urged the residents of the state to not reject vaccines, saying that this was the sole method they might be free from the dread illness. The “yellow” within the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients. Symptoms of yellow jack embrace fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, unconditioned reflex and fatigue.