Two cases of yellow fever confirmed in Kwara State

Two cases of yellow fever had been confirmed in Oke-Owa community in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara state.

This was confirmed by the  state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Suleiman Alege, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Media and Communication, Dr.  Muideen Akorede, said the two cases were confirmed from 38 blood samples taken from the village and analysed at a laboratory in Lagos.

The commissioner added that the 38 blood samples were also sent to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control which also authenticated the two earlier confirmed cases of yellow fever.

 According to him, following this development, the state epidemiology team had commenced investigation in the affected area and neighbouring communities including Okere, Babanla, Oro-Ago, Gaa Olokuta, Gaa Babadu and Oke-Ode.

The community leaders and members of Oro-Ago had few weeks ago raised the alarm of the outbreak of a ‘strange illness’ which they said had killed over 64 residents especially in Fulani settlements.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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