Yellow fever hits Edo, two dead


Two persons have been confirmed dead from suspected cases of yellow fever in Edo State.

It was gathered that the deaths occurred barely a week of the outbreak of strange ailments in some villages in Uhunmwode local government.

Symptoms displayed by the victims include high fever, stomach pains, vomiting, nose bleeding, amongst others.

Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. David Osifo, who confirmed the outbreak debunked rumours about Lassa fever or Ebola outbreak.

He said his team of disease control experts was on ground in the affected area to contain the strange ailment.

“You are correct. We suspect yellow fever, two have been confirmed as yellow fever and negative for lassa.

“My team of experts was right there now to contain it. Nothing to panic the public about please,” Osifo saiddp.


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