Yellow Fever Outbreak Reportedly Claims 16 Lives in Bauchi

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The death toll in the Yellow Fever outbreak in Bauchi State has reportedly increased to 16 out of the 20 people confirmed to be infected following the recent outbreak of the disease.

The executive chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, gave the update in an interview with reporters in his office in Bauchi on Friday night, Punch reports.

Mohammed disclosed that no fewer than 119 suspected cases of Yellow Fever was recorded out of which 20 cases were confirmed, with 16 of them dead.

We realise that all the people that rejected vaccination are the ones dying. The last three victims four days ago refused the vaccine and all three were infected.

They took them to a traditional healer who did his own work, but the two were still unconscious. They were later taken to Bauchi, but all of them died.

He said all the cases were from Alkaleri local government area of the state.

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