Friday, September 6, 2019

Bauchi confirms outbreak of yellow fever

The Bauchi State Government has confirmed the outbreak of yellow fever in the state.

Recall that four students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu, in the Biu Local Government Area of Borno State were confirmed dead while 12 were hospitalised after a field trip to the Yankari Game Reserve.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the Executive Secretary, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Rilwan Mohammed,  said the Ministry of Health had  confirmed a yellow fever which was linked to Yankari Game Reserve.

He added that the ministry also received reports from Gombe and Borno states of suspected cases which were linked to the reserve.