The Bauchi State Government has confirmed the outbreak of yellow fever in the state. Recall that four students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu, in the Biu Local Government Area of Borno State were confirmed dead while 12 were hospitalised after a field trip to the Yankari Game Reserve.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the Executive Secretary, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Rilwan Mohammed, said the Ministry of Health had confirmed a yellow fever which was linked to Yankari Game Reserve.
He added that the ministry also received reports from Gombe and Borno states of suspected cases which were linked to the reserve. Mohammed said following these reports, the state Rapid Response Team visited the Yankari Game Reserve on Wednesday.
He said, “The team discovered that there was a possibility of yellow fever outbreak which is being investigated. “So far, six samples have been collected from suspected cases for testing at the National Reference Laboratory in Abuja and at the Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.”
Source:Medical world Nigeria
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