Nigeria: More ‘Strange Deaths’ Reported in Enugu As Yellow Fever Spreads


Sumary of Nigeria: More ‘Strange Deaths’ Reported in Enugu As Yellow Fever Spreads:

  • The outbreak of yellow fever in Enugu State appears to have spread to three more local government areas of the state where deaths from a ‘strange’ illness have been reported..
  • Enugu State has been battling to contain the outbreak of the disease in two communities – Ette Uno and Umuopu – in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state..
  • PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Friday that Enugu had reported 70 suspected yellow fever cases including 33 deaths..
  • On Monday, the state government confirmed it had received reports of strange deaths within communities in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, and Igbo-Etiti LGAs..
  • “Following the confirmed cases of Yellow Fever in Igbo Eze North LGA of Enugu State and the concerted efforts to control the situation in the LGA by the State Government, Stakeholders and Partners;.
  • Federal and International, reports have also been received of ‘strange deaths’ within communities in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo and Igbo-Etiti LGAs..
  • “The Enugu State Ministry of Health Rapid Response Team, LGA Rapid Response Teams, International and National Partners have also visited these LGAs to investigate the reports and take samples for testing just as was done for the reports at Igboeze North….

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