FG Confirms New Case of Yellow Fever in Kwara


A fresh case of Yellow Fever has been recorded in an area in Kwara State with the Federal Government currently on top of the difficulty. 

The Federal Ministry of Health has showed a new case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara.

Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, stated the Lagos University Teaching Hospital executed the laboratory diagnosis of the case even as the Institute Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal confirmed it on Sept. 12.

The minister made this recognised in a announcement issued by way of Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relations of the ministry on Monday in Abuja. The minister stated that the State Epidemiology Team has started investigation within the affected area and surrounding groups following the affirmation of the case.

He brought that authorities has deployed a joint crew comprising the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, National Primary Health Care Development Agency and the World Health Organisation Country Office to the state.

According to the minister, the crew will guide the nation in wearing out an in depth investigation and danger evaluation.

“An Outbreak Control Team has been constituted to ensure speedy and coordinated selection-making,’’ he said.

Adewole also gave the warranty that all corporations of the Federal Ministry of Health and other partners would work collectively to assist the country response programme with a view to save you in addition unfold of the sickness.

He brought that a vaccination campaign would be done within the affected vicinity to prevent the sickness from in addition spread within the vicinity.

“The most vital degree to take in preventing Yellow Fever is vaccination against the disease.

“A single dose of Yellow Fever vaccine, which is blanketed in Nigeria’s ordinary immunisation agenda given at 9-months is loose and enough to cover sustained protection of up to 10 years,’’ he stated.

According to him, other strategies of prevention protected use of insect repellent, snoozing under an extended-lasting insecticide treated net, making sure right sanitation and disposing of stagnant water or breeding space for mosquitoes.

He said: “Even even though there may be no particular medicinal drug to deal with the disorder, in depth supportive care is supplied. Most patients would recover with suitable care.”

He, therefore, urged health workers to be alert and maintain a high index of suspicion. The minister, but, counseled health care people to practice customary care precautions whilst coping with patients at all times.

The minister called for calm and cautioned absolutely everyone to avoid self-remedy but report at the nearest clinic if feeling ill.

Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disorder transmitted by inflamed aedes mosquitoes.

Symptoms encompass fever, headache, jaundice, muscle ache, nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Some infected human beings might not experience any of these symptoms. In extreme instances, bleeding may additionally occur from the mouth, nose, eyes or belly.
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