Nigeria: Advisory – How to Avoid Yellow Fever – NCDC


Sumary of Nigeria: Advisory – How to Avoid Yellow Fever – NCDC:

  • On the 2nd and 3rd of November 2020, NCDC was notified by the State Ministries of Health of Delta and Enugu States respectively, of cases presenting with symptoms indicative of a viral haemorrhagic fever..
  • As at the 6th of November 2020, three samples from Delta and one sample from Enugu tested positive for yellow fever at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital Laboratory and NCDC’s National Reference Laboratory, Gaduwa..
  • The State Epidemiology Teams are leading the response with support from NCDC, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO)..
  • The yellow fever vaccine is available for free in primary health care centres in Nigeria as part of the national childhood routine immunisation schedule..
  • – Healthcare workers are reminded to maintain a high index of suspicion for yellow fever amid the COVID-19 pandemic..
  • – Please ensure your child is vaccinated against yellow fever as part of the national childhood routine immunisation schedule…

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