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In Bauchi: Yellow fever claims 29 lives


The Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA),Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, said on Thursday that 29 people had died from an outbreak of yellow fever in the state.

Mohammed, who spoke with journalists, said, “We discovered 224 suspected cases and 29 were confirmed dead with 24 in the Alkaleri Local Government Area, two in the Bauchi LGA, one in the Darazo LGA and two in the Ningi LGA.”

Mohammed explained that the virus was first detected in Alkaleri council area in September, adding that efforts had since been on to avoid further spread.

He said, “That is why government has made efforts through vaccination of people living in the prone areas.

“Already, 500,000 doses of vaccines had been administered in Alkaleri and we are expecting 600,000 doses of vaccines to be administered in Ningi.” Punch

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