Yellow Fever Death Toll Rises to 17 in Bauchi State

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Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency says one more patient of yellow fever has died in Alkaleri Local Council of the state.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, made this known at a news conference on Wednesday in Bauchi.

Mohammed said that the additional death brought to 17 deaths out of the 20 yellow fever cases recently recorded in 11 local government areas of the state.

He said 13 out of the dead were recorded in Alkaleri Local Government; one in Bauchi, one in Dass, one in Darazo and one in Ningi Local Council of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the other local council areas affected are Gamawa, Jamare, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, Torro and Warji.

The outbreak of yellow fever occurred on Aug. 29 in Alkaleri Local Council of the state.

Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the agency and Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV, Malaria, Leprosy and Tuberculosis (BACATMA) have commenced fumigation in Alkaleri Local Government Agency.

During the fumigation in Alkaleri on Wednesday, the state Commissioner for Health, Hawal Jatau, said that the exercise was necessary due to additional cases recorded in the area.

The commissioner, who was represented by Dr Muhammad Alkali, said that the state Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, ordered the fumigation to check the spread.

Jatau said all the communities in Alkaleri would be covered and urged residents to report any sign of high fever by any member of the communities to authorities.

26 COMMENTS


  1. Regards to those that lost their lives…
    I wonder why dey didn’t that yellow fever treatment at first
    Well the commissioner should try their best so more lives will not be lost

  2. This yellow fever again, what can we do to end this once and for all, this is getting out of hand, the government should do something about it

  3. Why are always waiting for the worst before we take action? Is yellow fever incurable disease? Why waiting till 17 people pass on before the fumigation? Do we no longer have qualified Doctors to handle thee cases? Oh my God!

  4. That is why education need to improve in the northern areas because if that is achieved then people will know how to take good care of themselves. And also our government needs to allocates more in the area of health in thus country.

  5. This is not just Government’s work. It’s the work of both the communities across the state and the Government. Local government leaders should be truthful with their people and let all that the government has provided be brought to the state in order to tackle all these deadly diseses.

  6. The diseases springing up in Nigeria is too much for the state or local government to bear alone. The federal government should do something to alleviate the stress off the people

  7. The Federal Government and State Government should intervene in two ways firstly they should organise seminar to teach them the symptoms and protection.Secondly they should find the lasting solution to it.

  8. I thought measures was taken to cure this disease. But I think this measure was not in the whole country but some parts w south west of Nigeria, why is it now getting worse in the northern part of Nigeria

  9. Is Nigerians were serious in the first place, it wouldn’t have happened again, the federal government should do something about it

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