In a follow-up on the yellow fever situation in Nigeria, local news source, The Independent reports that two cases of the mosquito borne viral disease, yellow fever have been reported in Plateau State.
According to the report, Commissioner of Health in the state Dr. Kuden Kamshak Deyin said, “On the 3rd of October 2017, report of two suspected cases of Hemorrhagic fever was received from Bingham University Teaching hospital Jankwano. These two cases proved positive for Yellow fever and Lassa fever. These two children from the same family in Tudun Wada Ward of Jos North LGA have been treated and discharged from the hospital.
“Following the outbreak, the state government swung into action and provided drugs to the affected persons, 10 ampules of Ribavirin were supplied to the hospital to treat the Lassa fever patient, two cartons of IV fluids were supplied to the two patients.”
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In September, a case of yellow fever was confirmed in a young girl in Oke Owa community, Ifeolodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
He also noted that there has been no monkeypox in the state–“In Plateau, there is no case of Monkeypox, but we call on our people to pay strict adherence to universal precautions especially hand washing. We call on our people to avoid eating bush meat or if they have to, it must be properly cooked.”
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