June 23, 2021

19 people dies of Lassa fever in Bauchi state

No less than 19 people have passed on of Lassa fever among January and November 2020 in Toro and Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

This is as the state affirmed 22 positive instances of yellow fever in Ganjuwa LGA out of the 63 examples tried.

Leader Chairman of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed made the exposure Wednesday while giving a circumstance update of Lassa and yellow fever in the state.

Dr. Mohammed likewise said the state has as of now has gotten 4 million portions of yellow fever immunization from the government adding that inoculation will be directed in January 2021 with the objective populace of ages 1 to 44 who are powerless.

The BASPHCDA executive added that endeavors are on to guarantee that the yellow fever episode didn’t spread to other LGAs in the state just as neighboring conditions of Kano and Jigawa.

He said further that the inoculation for yellow fever will be directed in 19 LGAs in the state except for Alkaleri which had its immunization in 2019 because of the episode there.

Rilwanu Mohammed, in any case, regretted that the Agency is stressed as a result of the lack of care being displayed by individuals who are declining to be immunized notwithstanding the schooling and illumination programs set out upon by the Agency.

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