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Nigeria’s Yellow Fever Epidemic – Everything You Need To Know

 

Since September 15, 2017, when the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) formally confirmed a case of yellow fever in Kwara State to the World Health Organisation, WHO, the nation has been responding to successive yellow fever outbreaks over a large geographic space. 

In the primary eight months of 2019, 2,254 suspected circumstances have been reported in 535 native authorities areas.

All states, together with FCT have reported a minimum of one suspected case. 

In the primary half of September 2019, 243 suspected circumstances have been recorded in Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano and Katsina and 34 folks died because of this.

But what precisely is Yellow Fever and the way is the nation responding?

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