The yellow fever outbreak within the nation has claimed no fewer than 101 folks in two states to incorporate Katsina and Bauchi, the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) has confirmed.
In line with a press release collectively signed by Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director Common, NCDC and Faisal Shuaib, the Government Director and CEO, Nationwide Major Well being Care Growth Company (NPHCDA), the businesses revealed that Nigeria has skilled an upsurge in cases of yellow fever with 511 suspected cases within the two states and Benue between the first of August to fifth of November 2019.
In line with the assertion, of the 511 suspected cases, 309 have been from Katsina, 162 from Bauchi, and 40 from Benue. Whereas 43 have been confirmed optimistic in Katsina, 34 in Bauchi and 6 in Benue, totalling 83.
The assertion additional disclosed that since January 2019, Katsina State has recorded 599 suspected cases with 43 confirmed cases and 77 deaths, Bauchi recorded 183 suspected cases, 34 confirmed cases and 24 deaths, whereas Benue state has recorded 150 suspected cases, six confirmed cases and no dying.
“A mass vaccination campaign was carried out in the State (Katsina) in September 2019”, the assertion learn.
“Bauchi State has been reporting suspected cases of yellow fever largely in Alkaleri LGA. Following the outbreak in Alkaleri, a reactive vaccination marketing campaign was carried out.
“Vaccination campaigns have been carried out in three LGAs of Benue this year -Vandekiya LGA in January 2019, Oju and Ado LGAs in September 2019”, the assertion added.
In response to the rise in cases, a multi-company yellow fever Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was activated on the fifth of November 2019 and three Speedy Response Staff (RRTs) have been deployed to Katsina, Bauchi and Benue this week to assist the outbreak response.
NPHCDA, NCDC and growth companions lately applied yellow fever mass vaccination campaigns in Alkaleri LGA of Bauchi, two LGAs of Benue (Oju and Ado) and all of the LGAs in Katsina.”
All of the campaigns have been applied between September and October 2019. In whole, yellow fever vaccination campaigns have been applied in 13 of the 36 states in Nigeria and within the FCT.
In line with the assertion, for the reason that re-emergence of yellow fever in Nigeria in 2017, NCDC, NPHCDA and the Nationwide Arbovirus and Vector Analysis Centre (NAVRC) have been working collectively to assist states to research every case and reply to outbreaks.