22 Yellow Fever Cases Confirmed In Bauchi

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Updated December 3, 2020
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Bauchi state is bordered by seven states, Kano and Jigawa to the north, Taraba and Plateau to the south, Gombe and Yobe to the east and Kaduna to the west.


22 fresh cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in Bauchi state and two more people have died from the virus.

The Executive Chairman of Primary Healthcare Development Agency Bauchi dr. Rilwanu Mohammed has confirmed the cases to journalists.

He said that outbreak is in three wards of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.

In a similar development, Lassa The virus has also claimed two more lives in Toro Local Government Area while six people are currently receiving treatment for the disease.

In another vein, the Senate has asked the Federal Government to provide enough funds to procure COVID-19 vaccines for Nigerians.

The request follows a point of order raised by the Chairman Senate committee on health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe.

The Senate on Thursday also resolved that its committee on health should meet with the Ministers of Health and Finance, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 as well as the NCDC and NAFDAC to discuss modalities to procure the vaccine.

The upper chamber declared as urgent, the need to deal with the outbreak of a strange ailment said to be Yellow Fever, ravaging Epeilo-Otukpa and Itabono-Owukpa communities in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State.