Posted on Fri 15 Jan 2021, 05:04 PM

The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (BSPHDA) said that 2,261 immunization teams had been deployed to communities across the state for the Mass Yellow Fever Immunisation campaign.

Mr Bakoji Ahmed, State Immunization Officer of the agency, said this during an orientation meeting with journalists in Bauchi on Friday.

Ahmed said each team comprised eight personnel, including town carriers and mobilisation officers.

He said the agency would also deploy the vaccine to all the 20 Local Government Councils’ cold stores in the state.

Posted on Fri 4 Dec 2020, 05:15 PM

A yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed 172 people so far, the World Health Organization said Friday.

The outbreak poses an extra challenge to the country’s health system as Africa’s most populous nation deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, several concurrent disease outbreaks and a humanitarian crisis in the northeast, the WHO said.

Nigeria has been battling successive yellow fever outbreaks since 2017. This latest outbreak was detected in November, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva.

Posted on Mon 23 Nov 2020, 11:08 PM

Dr Godwin Oyiwona, Benue Supervisory Commissioner for Health, says cases of Yellow Fever disease have been reported in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

Oyiwona disclosed this at the flag-off of vaccination against yellow fever on Monday in Makurdi.

He said the disease which had killed about 20 people so far in Ogbadibo, has now spread to Okpokwu and Ado local government areas of the state.

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