According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Bauchi State government has assured that it will embark on vaccination across the 20 local government areas of the State to prevent the spread of yellow fever.
The Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, had on Monday revealed that there was an outbreak of yellow fever in Ganjuwa Local Government Area, which claimed the lives of eight persons, while eight others were under management.
According to him, investigation into mysterious deaths in the area led to the discovery of the outbreak of the disease.
“Recently, mysterious deaths of people were reported in some villages in two wards of Ganjuwa LGA. Immediately our surveillance team moved in and took samples of the victims and it was confirmed that they were yellow fever positive,” the BASPHCDA chairman had said.
Reacting to the development, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aliyu Mai-Goro, expressed dismay over the development.
Dr Mai-Goro said that in order to curtail the spread of the disease in the State, his ministry would soon embark on yellow fever vaccination in all local government areas of the State.
He said the State government had procured large quantities of yellow fever vaccines for vaccination of people across the State.