Yellow Fever: Bauchi govt. commences vaccination as death toll increases to seven

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Bauchi state government has announced the commencement of aerial spraying for aedes mosquito – the vector that transmits the yellow fever disease.

This directive is coming after the death toll from the Yellow Fever outbreak in Bauch State increased to seven.

The state governor, Bala Mohammed explaining the purpose of the vaccination said that over N30 million is being expended to contain the virus in 20 local government areas of the state.

“The vaccination will allow us to stop this virus from spreading. I implore all citizens of Kano State to key into this exercise and not panic,” he said.

Governor Mohammed also warned against negative rumours that will undermine the “vaccination drive.”

The state government suspects the disease was transported by a foreign national during a tourist visit to the Yankari Games Reserve and more persons are being infected.

 




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