14 deaths from suspected yellow fever cases have been reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) between January and July 2022 in 10 states.
The NCDC announced this on its official website on Sunday.
According to the report, the affected states are Abia (1), Bayelsa (1), Benue (1), Imo (1), Kaduna (1), Katsina (2), Kebbi (1), Taraba (2), Yobe (1), and Zamfara (1). (3).
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease spread by infected mosquitos.
The yellow in the name alludes to the jaundice that some patients experience. While yellow fever signs and symptoms include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and exhaustion. Only a small percentage of those who contract the virus experience severe symptoms, and roughly half pass away within seven to ten days.
According to the Nigerian Public Health Institute, between January 1 and July 31, 2022, a total of 1,179 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported from 416 local government areas.
It stated that five states—Sokoto (Dange-Shuni LGA), Osun (Atakunmosa East LGA), Ondo (Akure South LGA), Anambra (Idemili South LGA), and Imo—had each confirmed one case (Nwangele LGA).
The NCDC said that male to female ratio for suspected cases was 1:1.7 with males 637 (54 percent) and females 542 (46 percent).
It stated that 74 percent of cases were aged 30 years and below.
The agency said that its coordinating response activities through the National Multi-agency Yellow Fever Technical Working Group.
The COVID-19 pandemic is still having an effect in a number of other areas, including the rise in measles risk and likely rise in yellow fever outbreaks as a result of the country’s delayed planned vaccination campaigns.