Nine confirmed yellow fever related death in Edo State

Nine confirmed yellow fever related death have been reported in Edo state following an outbreak of the viral infection, the state government says.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. David Osifo, amde this known during a radio interview and disclosed that the epidemic has spread to 10 local government areas of the state.

"Already, nine persons have been reported dead so far since the epidemic was first reported," Osifo said.

"We have recorded nine cases of yellow fever. The disease has spread to 10 LGA's out of the 18 LGA's in Edo State.

"Late arrival is the problem we have. We have informed the Honourable Minister of Health," he said.

The Commissioner assured the people that the Federal Ministry of Health has promised to provide more vaccines, while health personnel across the Primary Health Care centres in the country will adequately respond to suspected yellow fever cases.

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