NCDC responds to yellow fever outbreak in 3 states


THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says it is currently responding to yellow fever outbreaks in three states – Delta, Enugu and Bauchi States

In a statement, the NCDC said: On 1st, 2nd and 8th of November, clusters of cases and deaths were reported to NCDC by the State Epidemiologists of Delta, Enugu and Bauchi States respectively

▪ Seventy- four suspected cases with 35 deaths were reported from Delta State; 70 suspected cases with 33 deaths from Enugu State and 78 suspected cases with 8 deaths from Bauchi state

▪ From the preliminary investigations, three samples from Delta (6th November), one sample from Enugu (6th November) and eight samples from Bauchi (8th November) were confirmed as yellow fever with PCR at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Gaduwa

▪ Between the 1st and 11th of November 2020, a total of 222 suspected cases, 19 confirmed cases and 76 deaths have been reported from these three states

▪ Most of the cases are males, with age ranging from 1-55 years and presented with fever, headache, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, vomiting with or without blood, epistaxis, blood in stools/urine, convulsion and unconsciousness

▪ On 7th of November, the National Yellow fever Emergency Operations Centre, EOC, was activated to coordinate response activities across all affected states

▪ The State Epidemiology Team in the affected states is leading the response with support from NCDC, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, and WHO

▪ National RRTs from NCDC have been deployed to support response activities in Delta and Enugu States ▪ As at epi-week 41 this year, Nigeria has reported a total of eight confirmed cases of yellow fever from 7 LGAs across 4 states with no death among confirmed cases

▪ A multi-agency yellow fever technical working group coordinated by NCDC, has been coordinating yellow fever prevention, preparedness and response activities.

– Nov. 14, 2020 @ 13:55 GMT |

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