Following the recent outbreak of yellow fever in the state of Bauchi, which caused the deaths of more than 15 people, six other new deaths have been recorded, bringing the total number of deaths confirmed so far to 22.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that This is just when the immunization of workers began at oil exploration sites in the state.
This was revealed by the Executive President of the Primary Health Care of the State of Bauchi
Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, while giving a status report on the outbreak of the deadly disease, on Monday.
Mohammed, who revealed that no less than 143 suspected yellow fever cases were recorded, of which 24 were confirmed and 22 died, said all cases were from the state’s Alkaleri Local Government Area.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also revealed that 10 of the 22 people who died of yellow fever were rangers working with the Yankari Game Reserve, adding that only 79% coverage was recorded in the ongoing immunization campaign against the vector carrying the disease.
The executive president of BSPHCDA regretted that some people still refused to take the vaccine, therefore, deaths were still being recorded.
He revealed that in addition to the 500,000 doses of vaccine provided by the federal government, the state has received another batch of 600,000 vaccines.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He explained that the immunization will now be extended to the local government of Kirfi in the state, oil exploration sites and parts of villages in Gombe and the state of Gombe.