Yellow fever: Death toll hits 22 in Bauchi

Yellow fever: Death toll hits 22 in Bauchi

Yellow fever has killed 22 persons so far in Bauchi State. The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency yesterday confirmed six new deaths after the 17 previous recorded in the recent outbreak. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Rilwan Muhammed, said that no fewer than 143 suspected cases of the disease were recorded

Yellow fever has killed 22 persons so far in Bauchi State.

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency yesterday confirmed six new deaths after the 17 previous recorded in the recent outbreak.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Rilwan Muhammed, said that no fewer than 143 suspected cases of the disease were recorded out of which 24 cases were confirmed and 22 dead.

The Daily Trust reported that Muhammed said 10 out of the 22 victims were rangers working with the Yankari Games Reserve,

He added that all the cases were from Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state. He noted that only 79 percent coverage was recorded in the ongoing immunization campaign against the vector that carries the disease.

BAUCHI STATE GOVERNOR, BALA.MOHAMMED
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