The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has announced that three states which are Bauchi, Delta and Enugu states, have recently recorded a total of 76 deaths suspected to be from yellow fever between November 1 and 11.
In Delta State, 74 suspected cases involving 35 deaths were reported. In Enugu State, 70 suspected cases with 33 deaths were reported and in Bauchi State, 78 suspected cases with eight deaths were also reported.
Three samples from Delta, one sample from Enugu and eight samples from Bauchi were confirmed as yellow fever from the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test conducted at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Gaduwa, FCT.
The NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu disclosed that the National Yellow Fever Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was activated to coordinate all response activities across the affected states on November 7.
He revealed that most of the cases were males,with ages ranging from 1-55 years and they presented symptoms that included fever, headache, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, vomiting with or without blood, epistaxis, blood in stools/urine.