Bauchi Confirms Outbreak Of Yellow Fever

The Bauchi State Government has confirmed an outbreak of yellow
fever, days after 4 students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu in
Born state were confirmed dead while 12 others were hospitalised after a
field trip to the Yankari Game Reserve.

Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency Executive
Secretary, Dr Rilwan Mohammed told newsmen that the yellow fever
outbreak was linked to the Yankari Game Reserve.

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He further revealed that the Ministry of Health also received reports
from Gombe and Borno states of suspected cases which were linked to the
reserve, prompting an immediate dispatch of the State’s Rapid Response
Team to Yankari Game Reserve on Wednesday September 4. 

He said, “The team discovered that there was a possibility of yellow fever outbreak which is being investigated.

“So far, six samples have been collected from suspected cases for
testing at the National Reference Laboratory in Abuja and at the
Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.”

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