Monday, November 9, 2020

YELLOW FEVER OUTBREAK: NCDC POINTS ENUGU AND DELTA

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yellow fever in Enugu and Delta

 

Due to the sudden illness and deaths reported in communities in Enugu and Delta state. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has now confirmed cases of the viral hemorrhagic fever following investigations on ground.

 

The Director-General of NCDC,  Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said the Enugu and Delta state ministries of health had notified the agency of cases presenting with symptoms indicative of yellow fever.

 

As of 6th of November according to the DG,  three samples from Delta and one sample from Enugu tested positive at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital Laboratory and NCDC's National Reference Laboratory, Gaduwa.

 

He advised the general public to take precautionary measures while they work to determine the causative organism of the outbreak. 

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