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Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by OEPHIUS(m): 10:32am On Nov 07, 2020
The Enugu State Government has confirmed that Yellow Fever is the cause of deaths from a reported strange illness in Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike town in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, stated that the disease was confirmed
"through verifiable diagnostic tests".

Dr. Obi explained that "Yellow Fever is not a new disease but one of public health importance internationally and in Nigeria" adding that "It is one of the diseases controlled for in the Nigerian set of routine and mass immunizable diseases."

According to him "a suspected case is anyone with a sudden onset of fever who develops jaundice (yellowness of the eyes) within 14 days it is verifiable by diagnostic tests".

The Health Commissioner therefore disclosed that "the Enugu State Ministry of Health has called for an immediate Emergency Operations Centre Meeting this morning at 10am, with representatives from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other implementing partners in the state, to articulate specific next steps to effectively respond to and control this disease in Igboeze North LGA, and prevent its spread in Enugu State".

His words: "We are collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health and with nearby states to prevent its spread within Nigeria. The General Hospital, Enugu Ezike, and other hospitals in the state are prepared to provide the supportive treatment needed for Yellow Fever.

"It is transmitted by the aedes or haemogogus specie of mosquitoe, causes symptoms within 3 - 6 days of infection, which range from a mild febrile illness in some individuals to a more toxic illness that can, unfortunately, lead to death in others. Only 15 percent of infected persons enter this toxic phase.

"This is a time to continue in earnest the hygienic practices that we have become used to due to the COVID -19 pandemic, while now improving our environmental hygiene practices; keep our surroundings clean and free of overgrown bushes, ensuring that we do not allow containers and gutters around us to collect water for long periods which allows mosquitoes to breed. We should protect our homes by screening doors and windows with nets, and ourselves by sleeping under mosquito nets and wearing clothes that limit mosquito bites.

"Most of all, if you recognize the above symptoms in yourself or a loved one, please visit the nearest hospital".

Enugu State is in the hands of God.

#amokelouis

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1303983963278499&id=100010007227700

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by SimplyFacts: 10:49am On Nov 07, 2020
May the Lord heal our land, Naija, as a whole.

FTC,,,, what a feat!

When there's life, there's hope cool

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by lasthero: 10:49am On Nov 07, 2020
Hmmm

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by kenchop(m): 10:49am On Nov 07, 2020
We hear

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by rawtouch: 10:50am On Nov 07, 2020
hmmmmm
Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by Danjunior(m): 10:50am On Nov 07, 2020
So disheartening. Government needs to act fast

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by victons(m): 10:50am On Nov 07, 2020
I thought there's currently a Nationwide immunization against yellow fever.

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by obembet(f): 10:50am On Nov 07, 2020
Aba people will complicate the issues by selling fake drugs too.

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by Omoslim26: 10:50am On Nov 07, 2020
ok

They should sha do everything possible to bring the situation under control

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by dust144(m): 10:50am On Nov 07, 2020
ok
Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by speaktome(m): 10:50am On Nov 07, 2020
No be only Yellow Fever

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by PenHub: 10:50am On Nov 07, 2020
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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by emmadejust(m): 10:51am On Nov 07, 2020
In this new age

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by OyinO: 10:51am On Nov 07, 2020
Nigeria jagajaga!
Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by Kennyfancy(m): 10:51am On Nov 07, 2020
[color=#000099][/color] 2020 and Nigeria is still taking about Yellow fever as an Emergency Fever,. It's well

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by Lovelies1: 10:51am On Nov 07, 2020
Oops

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by Adlac(m): 10:51am On Nov 07, 2020
Okay.
Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by ATEAMS: 10:52am On Nov 07, 2020
angry
Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by OyinO: 10:52am On Nov 07, 2020
OEPHIUS:
The Enugu State Government has confirmed that Yellow Fever is the cause of deaths from a reported strange illness in Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike town in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, stated that the disease was confirmed
"through verifiable diagnostic tests".

Dr. Obi explained that "Yellow Fever is not a new disease but one of public health importance internationally and in Nigeria" adding that "It is one of the diseases controlled for in the Nigerian set of routine and mass immunizable diseases."

According to him "a suspected case is anyone with a sudden onset of fever who develops jaundice (yellowness of the eyes) within 14 days it is verifiable by diagnostic tests".

The Health Commissioner therefore disclosed that "the Enugu State Ministry of Health has called for an immediate Emergency Operations Centre Meeting this morning at 10am, with representatives from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other implementing partners in the state, to articulate specific next steps to effectively respond to and control this disease in Igboeze North LGA, and prevent its spread in Enugu State".

His words: "We are collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health and with nearby states to prevent its spread within Nigeria. The General Hospital, Enugu Ezike, and other hospitals in the state are prepared to provide the supportive treatment needed for Yellow Fever.

"It is transmitted by the aedes or haemogogus specie of mosquitoe, causes symptoms within 3 - 6 days of infection, which range from a mild febrile illness in some individuals to a more toxic illness that can, unfortunately, lead to death in others. Only 15 percent of infected persons enter this toxic phase.

"This is a time to continue in earnest the hygienic practices that we have become used to due to the COVID -19 pandemic, while now improving our environmental hygiene practices; keep our surroundings clean and free of overgrown bushes, ensuring that we do not allow containers and gutters around us to collect water for long periods which allows mosquitoes to breed. We should protect our homes by screening doors and windows with nets, and ourselves by sleeping under mosquito nets and wearing clothes that limit mosquito bites.

"Most of all, if you recognize the above symptoms in yourself or a loved one, please visit the nearest hospital".

Enugu State is in the hands of God.

#amokelouis

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1303983963278499&id=100010007227700

And unusual things are happening to Enugu State right in the hands of god?

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by Realtalk20: 10:52am On Nov 07, 2020
obembet:
Aba people will complicate the issues by selling fake drungs too.

Drungs?

What do you sell? Gala?

undecided

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by millionboi2: 10:53am On Nov 07, 2020
Wetin
Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by victons(m): 10:53am On Nov 07, 2020
OyinO:


And unusual things are happening to Enugu State right in the hands of god?
This is crazy

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by Nobody: 10:54am On Nov 07, 2020
victons:
I thought there's currently a Nationwide immunization against yellow fever.

Its voluntary and it lasts ten years .

( i got mine ten years ago.)

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Re: Yellow Fever Cause Of Unusual Deaths In Enugu Ezike - Enugu Government by Macsjebs(m): 10:55am On Nov 07, 2020
Really strange

Is it just my profile or nairaland generally, or maybe because it's weekend... Pls help me check what's on my signature

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