Tag: Yellow Fever

Yello Fever: Red Cross Trains 140 on Risk Communication
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Yello Fever: Red Cross Trains 140 on Risk Communication

Following the outbreak of yellow fever in Enugu State, the Nigerian Red Cross Society has trained over 140 volunteers of the organisation in the state on yellow fever risk communication. The training which was supported by the International Federation of the Red Cross was aimed at increasing the knowledge of yellow fever transmission, prevention and control, and support communities to adopt safe behaviours through risk communication and community engagement activities. Speaking during the exercise, the Secretary of the Red Cross in the state, Hon. Tony Udegbu stated that the intervention will in a great measure reduce the immediate risk to health and raise awareness about yellow fever which he said has claimed so many lives in state. Mr Udegbu further charged the selected voluntee...
Enugu Yellow Fever: Fear of Outbreak Grows in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, Igbo-Etiti LGAs
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Enugu Yellow Fever: Fear of Outbreak Grows in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, Igbo-Etiti LGAs

Following the confirmed cases of Yellow Fever in Enugu Ezike, Igbo North Local Government Area, LGA, of Enugu state by the state government, there are fears the outbreak might have extended to other towns after reports of unusual deaths in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo and Igbo-Etiti LGAs. This was contained in a statement released on Sunday, signed by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi. Obi said the ministry had already taken samples of individuals suspected to be afflicted by the disease and sent them to the National Reference Laboratory at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja for complete examination. The commissioner added that the results of the tests are expected this week as the government remains committed towards the health and safety of its citizens. ...