Bauchi vows to tackle yellow fever

September 9, 2019
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Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has vowed to end yellow fever in the state.

About 600 residents in Duguri district of Alkaleri Local Government were vaccinated following outbreak of yellow fever in the area.

State Primary Healthcare Development Agency,  on  Thursday confirmed three cases of yellow fever in Alkaleri and Tafaw Balewa  local governments.

Four students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu, in Biu Local Government of Borno State were  reportedly killed  while 12 were hospitalised after a trip to Yankari Game Reserve in Alkaleri.

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However, the governor who spoke during a media chat to mark his 100 days in office, said his government requested vaccines from the World Health Organisation.

He said six million doses of vaccines were needed to stop yellow fever.

The governor  said the outbreak followed the large population of monkeys around the Game Reserve, adding that government had procured vaccines.

Mohammed said some partners had granted N6 billion support. “We are on top of the situation…

The governor said N673 million had been disbursed  in health care, adding that  over N227 million had been spent.

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