Abuja — More than 20 people have died via a suspected outbreak of Yellow fever in southern Nigeria.
The outbreak reported inside the Ebonyi State can be the latest health crisis to hit the Western African country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated its investigations indicated that will the outbreak might have been going on for months undetected by local health authorities.
“the item was too late to collect samples for confirmation via these cases,” Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC Chief Executive Officer in addition to National Coordinator said.
NCDC has deployed a rapid response team to support Ebonyi with contact tracing, case finding, risk communications in addition to the management of Yellow fever cases.
Yellow fever virus can be spread through bites of an infected mosquito. There can be no human-to-human transmission.
Symptoms of Yellow fever include yellowness of the eyes, sudden fever, headache in addition to body pain.
Nigeria can be also battling outbreaks of Lassa fever in addition to meningitis.
More than 0 people have died This specific year via the diseases.
Africa’s most populous country of over 190 million people can be also experiencing sporadic outbreaks of water bourne diseases, particularly cholera, inside the northeastern regions mainly affected by the Boko Haram terror group.