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  •  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention NCDC has recorded 14 deaths in 10 states from suspected cases of yellow fever from January to July 2022 The NCDC made this known via its official website on Sunday It listed the affected states as Abia one Bayelsa one Benue one Imo one Kaduna one Katsina two Kebbi two Taraba two Yobe one and Zamfara three The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the World Health Organisation WHO described yellow fever as an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes The yellow in the name refers to jaundice that affects some patients The symptoms of yellow fever include headache jaundice muscle pain nausea vomiting and fatigue A small proportion of patients who contract the virus however develop severe symptoms and approximately half of those die within seven to 10 days The Nigerian Public Health Institute said that cumulatively a total of 1 179 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported from 416 local government areas between January 1 and July 31 It said that one case each was confirmed from Sokoto Osun Ondo Anambra and Imo states The NCDC said that male to female ratio for suspected cases was 1 1 7 with males recording 637 cases 54 per cent and females 542 cases 46 per cent It stated that 74 per cent of cases were aged 30 years and below One hundred and twenty six 10 7 per cent of 1 179 suspected cases has had at least one dose of the yellow fever vaccine it said The centre said that it was coordinating response activities through the National Multi Agency Yellow Fever Technical Working Group NAN reports that the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic continues to be felt across several other areas including the increase in the risk of measles and yellow fever outbreaks due to delayed planned vaccination campaigns Meanwhile yellow fever is preventable with an extremely effective vaccine that is safe and affordable A single dose of yellow fever vaccine is sufficient to grant sustained immunity and life long protection against yellow fever disease A booster dose of the vaccine is not needed The NCDC revealed efforts to support Nigeria in preventive mass vaccination campaigns PMVCs through its Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics EYE Strategy It said it would be reaching out to states like Ogun Gombe Kano Adamawa Bayelsa Borno and Enugu before the end of 2022 Further yellow fever vaccination campaigns are planned in Nigeria in the states of Ogun and Gombe States in June 2022 it said It added that these campaigns targeted 8 8 million people for protection while additional PMVCs will be implemented in the latter part of 2022 in Kano Adamawa Bayelsa Borno and Enugu state www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yellow Fever: NCDC reports 14 deaths in 10 states
     The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention NCDC has recorded 14 deaths in 10 states from suspected cases of yellow fever from January to July 2022 The NCDC made this known via its official website on Sunday It listed the affected states as Abia one Bayelsa one Benue one Imo one Kaduna one Katsina two Kebbi two Taraba two Yobe one and Zamfara three The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the World Health Organisation WHO described yellow fever as an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes The yellow in the name refers to jaundice that affects some patients The symptoms of yellow fever include headache jaundice muscle pain nausea vomiting and fatigue A small proportion of patients who contract the virus however develop severe symptoms and approximately half of those die within seven to 10 days The Nigerian Public Health Institute said that cumulatively a total of 1 179 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported from 416 local government areas between January 1 and July 31 It said that one case each was confirmed from Sokoto Osun Ondo Anambra and Imo states The NCDC said that male to female ratio for suspected cases was 1 1 7 with males recording 637 cases 54 per cent and females 542 cases 46 per cent It stated that 74 per cent of cases were aged 30 years and below One hundred and twenty six 10 7 per cent of 1 179 suspected cases has had at least one dose of the yellow fever vaccine it said The centre said that it was coordinating response activities through the National Multi Agency Yellow Fever Technical Working Group NAN reports that the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic continues to be felt across several other areas including the increase in the risk of measles and yellow fever outbreaks due to delayed planned vaccination campaigns Meanwhile yellow fever is preventable with an extremely effective vaccine that is safe and affordable A single dose of yellow fever vaccine is sufficient to grant sustained immunity and life long protection against yellow fever disease A booster dose of the vaccine is not needed The NCDC revealed efforts to support Nigeria in preventive mass vaccination campaigns PMVCs through its Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics EYE Strategy It said it would be reaching out to states like Ogun Gombe Kano Adamawa Bayelsa Borno and Enugu before the end of 2022 Further yellow fever vaccination campaigns are planned in Nigeria in the states of Ogun and Gombe States in June 2022 it said It added that these campaigns targeted 8 8 million people for protection while additional PMVCs will be implemented in the latter part of 2022 in Kano Adamawa Bayelsa Borno and Enugu state www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yellow Fever: NCDC reports 14 deaths in 10 states
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    Yellow Fever: NCDC reports 14 deaths in 10 states

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has recorded 14 deaths in 10 states from suspected cases of yellow fever from January to July 2022. The NCDC made this known via its official website on Sunday.

    It listed the affected states as Abia -one, Bayelsa -one, Benue- one, Imo- one, Kaduna- one, Katsina – two, Kebbi -two, Taraba -two, Yobe -one and Zamfara -three.

    The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that the World Health Organisation (WHO) described yellow fever as an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes.

    The “yellow” in the name refers to jaundice that affects some patients.

    The symptoms of yellow fever include headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

    A small proportion of patients who contract the virus, however, develop severe symptoms, and approximately half of those die within seven to 10 days.

    The Nigerian Public Health Institute said that cumulatively a total of 1,179 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported from 416 local government areas between January 1 and July 31. It said that one case each was confirmed from Sokoto, Osun, Ondo, Anambra and Imo states.

    The NCDC said that male to female ratio for suspected cases was 1:1.7 with males recording 637 cases (54 per cent) and females, 542 cases (46 per cent).

    It stated that 74 per cent of cases were aged 30 years and below.

    “One hundred and twenty-six (10.7 per cent) of 1,179 suspected cases has had at least one dose of the yellow fever vaccine,” it said.

    The centre said that it was coordinating response activities through the National Multi-Agency Yellow Fever Technical Working Group.

    NAN reports that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt across several other areas including the increase in the risk of measles and yellow fever outbreaks due to delayed planned vaccination campaigns.

    Meanwhile, yellow fever is preventable with an extremely effective vaccine that is safe and affordable.

    A single dose of yellow fever vaccine is sufficient to grant sustained immunity and life-long protection against yellow fever disease.

    A booster dose of the vaccine is not needed.

    The NCDC revealed efforts to support Nigeria in preventive mass vaccination campaigns (PMVCs), through its Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy.

    It said it would be reaching out to states like Ogun, Gombe, Kano, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Borno and Enugu before the end of 2022. “Further yellow fever vaccination campaigns are planned in Nigeria in the states of Ogun and Gombe States in June 2022,” it said.

    It added that these campaigns targeted 8.8 million people for protection, while additional PMVCs will be implemented in the latter part of 2022 in Kano, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Borno and Enugu state.

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  •  The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS Education Sector has organised a Virtual Validation Meeting on the Draft Final Report of Feasibility Study on Gender Equality in Education in the ECOWAS Region The acting Principal Programme Officer PPO Education and Training ECOWAS Commission Mrs Aisha Usman presenting the concept note drew attention to the fact that getting quality education is key to improving people s lives and sustainable development as education is the foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty and achieving gender equality Addressing the opening session the ECOWAS Director Education Science and Culture ESC Prof Abdoulaye Maga welcomed the experts from the Member States and the strategic partners and conveyed the best wishes of the new ECOWAS Management under the President of the Commission H E Dr Omar Alieu Touray who has since assumption of office shown a strong commitment to advance the socio economic development of the region He also conveyed greetings from the Commissioner Human Development and Social Affairs Prof Fatou Sarr who is in charge of the Directorate of Education Science and Culture Consultants Prof Aisha Abdul Ismail and Dr Marius Totin presented the draft final report of the feasibility study which detailed the analysis of gender equality in the ECOWAS region The draft contained analysis matrix of mechanisms strategies policies programmes activities for the promotion of gender equality in education in the ECOWAS member states It also discussed prospects and hindrances to achieving gender equality in ducation in the region and recommendations for sensitisation advocacy capacity building and support to girls and women The meeting deliberated on practical ways different mechanisms strategies policies programs and activities that will promote gender equality in education The meeting also made key recommendations for the successful implementation of the report of the feasibility study and implementing a communication plan to make girls education more visible credible and supported by all stakeholders
    ECOWAS tackle gender inequality in education
     The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS Education Sector has organised a Virtual Validation Meeting on the Draft Final Report of Feasibility Study on Gender Equality in Education in the ECOWAS Region The acting Principal Programme Officer PPO Education and Training ECOWAS Commission Mrs Aisha Usman presenting the concept note drew attention to the fact that getting quality education is key to improving people s lives and sustainable development as education is the foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty and achieving gender equality Addressing the opening session the ECOWAS Director Education Science and Culture ESC Prof Abdoulaye Maga welcomed the experts from the Member States and the strategic partners and conveyed the best wishes of the new ECOWAS Management under the President of the Commission H E Dr Omar Alieu Touray who has since assumption of office shown a strong commitment to advance the socio economic development of the region He also conveyed greetings from the Commissioner Human Development and Social Affairs Prof Fatou Sarr who is in charge of the Directorate of Education Science and Culture Consultants Prof Aisha Abdul Ismail and Dr Marius Totin presented the draft final report of the feasibility study which detailed the analysis of gender equality in the ECOWAS region The draft contained analysis matrix of mechanisms strategies policies programmes activities for the promotion of gender equality in education in the ECOWAS member states It also discussed prospects and hindrances to achieving gender equality in ducation in the region and recommendations for sensitisation advocacy capacity building and support to girls and women The meeting deliberated on practical ways different mechanisms strategies policies programs and activities that will promote gender equality in education The meeting also made key recommendations for the successful implementation of the report of the feasibility study and implementing a communication plan to make girls education more visible credible and supported by all stakeholders
    ECOWAS tackle gender inequality in education
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    ECOWAS tackle gender inequality in education

    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Education Sector has organised a Virtual Validation Meeting on the Draft Final Report of Feasibility Study on Gender Equality in Education in the ECOWAS Region.

    The acting Principal Programme Officer (PPO) Education and Training, ECOWAS Commission, Mrs. Aisha Usman, presenting the concept note, drew attention to the fact that getting quality education is key to improving people’s lives and sustainable development, as education is the foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty and achieving gender equality.

    Addressing the opening session, the ECOWAS Director, Education Science and Culture (ESC), Prof. Abdoulaye Maga welcomed the experts from the Member States and the strategic partners and conveyed the best wishes of the new ECOWAS Management under the President of the Commission, H.

    E. Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, who has, since assumption of office, shown a strong commitment to advance the socio-economic development of the region.

    He also conveyed greetings from the Commissioner, Human Development and Social Affairs, Prof. Fatou Sarr, who is in charge of the Directorate of Education, Science and Culture.

    Consultants, Prof. Aisha Abdul-Ismail and Dr. Marius Totin, presented the draft final report of the feasibility study, which detailed the analysis of gender equality in the ECOWAS region.

    The draft contained analysis matrix of mechanisms, strategies, policies, programmes, activities for the promotion of gender equality in education in the ECOWAS member states.

    It also discussed prospects and hindrances to achieving gender equality in ducation in the region; and recommendations for sensitisation, advocacy, capacity building, and support to girls and women.

    The meeting deliberated on practical ways, different mechanisms, strategies, policies, programs, and activities that will promote gender equality in education.

    The meeting also made key recommendations for the successful implementation of the report of the feasibility study, and implementing a communication plan to make girls’ education more visible, credible, and supported by all stakeholders.

  •  The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA said it had apprehended 19 vehicles over indiscriminate and illegal parking at garages and parks in Lagos Island The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba said this in a statement through the Director Public Affairs Unit LASTMA Mr Adebayo Taofiq Lagos on Sunday Oreagba said that the agency apprehended the vehicle due to the continuous perennial traffic gridlock being experienced around Apongbon inwards and outwards Lagos Island caused by indiscriminate illegal parking of vehicles The News Agency of Nigeria reports that LASTMA had apprehended 20 vehicles on Aug 28 along Apogbon and Ikorodu roundabout as a result of indiscriminate packing He disclosed that the on going clampdown exercise embarked upon by the authority on Aug 28 was to ease off traffic flow to motorists while approaching Ember Months across the state Oreagba disclosed further that a study conducted revealed that perennial traffic gridlock being experienced by motorists were caused by recalcitrant drivers who had refused to comply with the State Traffic Laws and Regulations He said that the ongoing total enforcement exercise which was expected to cover major identified spots was being coordinated by the Core Operations Commands COC from LASTMA Headquarters at Oshodi I must implore law abiding citizens of Lagos State especially motorists to adhere strictly to the traffic law of the State in order not to run afoul of the law which has consequences We must all have a positive attitude towards obeying the law of the State which is made to ensure orderliness and fast paced socio economic improvement of individuals corporate entities and generality of the people Oreagba said He assured members of the public of the authority s commitment in ensuring free flow of traffic on all our roads Oreagba urged drivers and general road users to be compliant with traffic laws to make the Smart City vision achievable in Lagos He called on LASTMA officials to be more dedicated on effective traffic monitoring and management across the metropolis Speaking in the same vein the Director of Operations Mr Peter Gbejemede who led the team confirmed that immediately after the enforcement operations around Apongbon CMS and Iyana Oworo traffic was observed to flow better for motorists He maintained that of these new additional 19 apprehended vehicles would be arraigned at Lagos Mobile Court to serve as deterrent to others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gridlock: LASTMA apprehends 19 vehicles for contravention in Lagos
     The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA said it had apprehended 19 vehicles over indiscriminate and illegal parking at garages and parks in Lagos Island The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba said this in a statement through the Director Public Affairs Unit LASTMA Mr Adebayo Taofiq Lagos on Sunday Oreagba said that the agency apprehended the vehicle due to the continuous perennial traffic gridlock being experienced around Apongbon inwards and outwards Lagos Island caused by indiscriminate illegal parking of vehicles The News Agency of Nigeria reports that LASTMA had apprehended 20 vehicles on Aug 28 along Apogbon and Ikorodu roundabout as a result of indiscriminate packing He disclosed that the on going clampdown exercise embarked upon by the authority on Aug 28 was to ease off traffic flow to motorists while approaching Ember Months across the state Oreagba disclosed further that a study conducted revealed that perennial traffic gridlock being experienced by motorists were caused by recalcitrant drivers who had refused to comply with the State Traffic Laws and Regulations He said that the ongoing total enforcement exercise which was expected to cover major identified spots was being coordinated by the Core Operations Commands COC from LASTMA Headquarters at Oshodi I must implore law abiding citizens of Lagos State especially motorists to adhere strictly to the traffic law of the State in order not to run afoul of the law which has consequences We must all have a positive attitude towards obeying the law of the State which is made to ensure orderliness and fast paced socio economic improvement of individuals corporate entities and generality of the people Oreagba said He assured members of the public of the authority s commitment in ensuring free flow of traffic on all our roads Oreagba urged drivers and general road users to be compliant with traffic laws to make the Smart City vision achievable in Lagos He called on LASTMA officials to be more dedicated on effective traffic monitoring and management across the metropolis Speaking in the same vein the Director of Operations Mr Peter Gbejemede who led the team confirmed that immediately after the enforcement operations around Apongbon CMS and Iyana Oworo traffic was observed to flow better for motorists He maintained that of these new additional 19 apprehended vehicles would be arraigned at Lagos Mobile Court to serve as deterrent to others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gridlock: LASTMA apprehends 19 vehicles for contravention in Lagos
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    Gridlock: LASTMA apprehends 19 vehicles for contravention in Lagos

    The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said it had apprehended 19 vehicles over indiscriminate and  illegal parking at garages and parks in Lagos Island.

    The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, said this in a statement through the Director, Public Affairs Unit LASTMA, Mr Adebayo Taofiq, Lagos on Sunday.

    Oreagba said that the agency apprehended the vehicle due to the continuous perennial traffic gridlock being experienced around Apongbon inwards and outwards Lagos Island, caused by indiscriminate illegal parking of vehicles.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that LASTMA had apprehended 20 vehicles on Aug. 28, along Apogbon and Ikorodu roundabout, as a result of indiscriminate packing.

    He disclosed that the on-going clampdown exercise embarked upon by the authority on Aug. 28 was to ease off traffic flow to motorists while approaching ‘Ember Months’ across the state.

    Oreagba disclosed further that a study conducted revealed that perennial traffic gridlock being experienced by motorists were caused by recalcitrant drivers who had refused to comply with the State Traffic Laws and Regulations.

    He said that the ongoing total enforcement exercise which was expected to cover major identified spots was being coordinated by the Core Operations Commands (COC) from LASTMA Headquarters at Oshodi.

    “I must implore law abiding citizens of Lagos State, especially motorists, to adhere strictly to the traffic law of the State in order not to run afoul of the law which has consequences.

    “We must all have a positive attitude towards obeying the law of the State which is made to ensure orderliness and fast-paced socio-economic improvement of individuals, corporate entities and generality of the people,” Oreagba said.

    He assured members of the public of the authority’s commitment in ensuring free flow of traffic on all our roads.

    Oreagba urged drivers and general road users to be compliant with traffic laws, to make the ‘Smart City’ vision achievable in  Lagos.

    He called on LASTMA officials to be more dedicated on effective traffic monitoring and  management across the metropolis.

    Speaking in the same vein, the Director of Operations, Mr Peter Gbejemede,  who led the team confirmed that immediately after the enforcement operations around Apongbon, CMS and Iyana-Oworo traffic was observed to flow better for motorists.

    He maintained that of these new additional 19 apprehended vehicles would be arraigned at Lagos Mobile Court to serve as deterrent to others.

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  •  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention NCDC has announced 14 deaths in 10 states from suspected cases of yellow fever between January to July 2022 The NCDC stated this via its official website on Sunday It said the affected states included Abia one Bayelsa one Benue one Imo one Kaduna one Katsina two Kebbi one Taraba two Yobe one and Zamfara three The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the World Health Organisation WHO said that yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes The yellow in the name refers to jaundice that affects some patients While the symptoms of yellow fever include fever headache jaundice muscle pain nausea vomiting and fatigue a small proportion of patients who contract the virus develop severe symptoms and approximately half of those die within seven to 10 days The Nigerian Public Health Institute said that cumulatively a total of 1 179 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported from 416 local government areas between Jan 1 and July 31 2022 It said that one case each was confirmed from five states namely Sokoto Dange Shuni LGA Osun Atakunmosa East LGA Ondo Akure South LGA Anambra Idemili South LGA and Imo Nwangele LGA The NCDC said that male to female ratio for suspected cases was 1 1 7 with males 637 54 per cent and females 542 46 per cent It stated that 74 per cent of cases were aged 30 years and below One hundred and twenty six 10 7 per cent of 1 179 suspected cases had at least one dose of the yellow fever vaccine it said The agency said that its coordinating response activities through the National Multi agency Yellow Fever Technical Working Group NAN reports that the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic continue to be felt across several other areas including the increase in the risk of measles and the probable increase in yellow fever outbreaks due to delayed planned vaccination campaigns in the country Meanwhile yellow fever is preventable with an extremely effective vaccine that is safe and affordable A single dose of yellow fever vaccine is sufficient to grant sustained immunity and life long protection against yellow fever disease A booster dose of the vaccine is not needed As part of efforts to support Nigeria in preventive mass vaccination campaigns PMVCs through its Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics EYE Strateg it said it would be reaching out to states like Ogun Gombe Kano Adamawa Bayelsa Borno and Enugu before the end of this year It stated Further yellow fever vaccination campaigns are planned in Nigeria in the states of Ogun and Gombe in June 2022 It said that these campaigns targeted 8 8 million people for protection Additional PMVCs will be implemented in the latter part of 2022 in the states of Kano Adamawa Bayelsa Borno and Enugu www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yellow fever: NCDC announces 14 deaths in 10 states
     The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention NCDC has announced 14 deaths in 10 states from suspected cases of yellow fever between January to July 2022 The NCDC stated this via its official website on Sunday It said the affected states included Abia one Bayelsa one Benue one Imo one Kaduna one Katsina two Kebbi one Taraba two Yobe one and Zamfara three The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the World Health Organisation WHO said that yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes The yellow in the name refers to jaundice that affects some patients While the symptoms of yellow fever include fever headache jaundice muscle pain nausea vomiting and fatigue a small proportion of patients who contract the virus develop severe symptoms and approximately half of those die within seven to 10 days The Nigerian Public Health Institute said that cumulatively a total of 1 179 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported from 416 local government areas between Jan 1 and July 31 2022 It said that one case each was confirmed from five states namely Sokoto Dange Shuni LGA Osun Atakunmosa East LGA Ondo Akure South LGA Anambra Idemili South LGA and Imo Nwangele LGA The NCDC said that male to female ratio for suspected cases was 1 1 7 with males 637 54 per cent and females 542 46 per cent It stated that 74 per cent of cases were aged 30 years and below One hundred and twenty six 10 7 per cent of 1 179 suspected cases had at least one dose of the yellow fever vaccine it said The agency said that its coordinating response activities through the National Multi agency Yellow Fever Technical Working Group NAN reports that the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic continue to be felt across several other areas including the increase in the risk of measles and the probable increase in yellow fever outbreaks due to delayed planned vaccination campaigns in the country Meanwhile yellow fever is preventable with an extremely effective vaccine that is safe and affordable A single dose of yellow fever vaccine is sufficient to grant sustained immunity and life long protection against yellow fever disease A booster dose of the vaccine is not needed As part of efforts to support Nigeria in preventive mass vaccination campaigns PMVCs through its Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics EYE Strateg it said it would be reaching out to states like Ogun Gombe Kano Adamawa Bayelsa Borno and Enugu before the end of this year It stated Further yellow fever vaccination campaigns are planned in Nigeria in the states of Ogun and Gombe in June 2022 It said that these campaigns targeted 8 8 million people for protection Additional PMVCs will be implemented in the latter part of 2022 in the states of Kano Adamawa Bayelsa Borno and Enugu www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Yellow fever: NCDC announces 14 deaths in 10 states
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    Yellow fever: NCDC announces 14 deaths in 10 states

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has announced 14 deaths in 10 states from suspected cases of yellow fever between January to July 2022. The NCDC stated this via its official website on Sunday.

    It said the affected states included Abia (one), Bayelsa (one), Benue (one), Imo (one), Kaduna (one), Katsina (two), Kebbi (one), Taraba (two), Yobe (one) and Zamfara (three).

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes.

    The “yellow” in the name refers to jaundice that affects some patients.

    While the symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue, a small proportion of patients who contract the virus develop severe symptoms and approximately half of those die within seven to 10 days.

    The Nigerian Public Health Institute said that cumulatively a total of 1,179 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported from 416 local government areas between Jan. 1 and July 31, 2022. It said that one case each was confirmed from five states, namely Sokoto (Dange-Shuni LGA), Osun (Atakunmosa East LGA), Ondo (Akure South LGA), Anambra (Idemili South LGA) and Imo (Nwangele LGA).

    The NCDC said that male to female ratio for suspected cases was 1:1.7 with males 637 (54 per cent) and females 542 (46 per cent).

    It stated that 74 per cent of cases were aged 30 years and below.

    “One hundred and twenty-six (10.7 per cent) of 1,179 suspected cases had at least one dose of the yellow fever vaccine,” it said  The agency said that its coordinating response activities through the National Multi-agency Yellow Fever Technical Working Group.

    NAN reports  that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across several other areas including the increase in the risk of measles and the probable increase in yellow fever outbreaks due to delayed planned vaccination campaigns in the country.

    Meanwhile, yellow fever is preventable with an extremely effective vaccine that is safe and affordable.

    A single dose of yellow fever vaccine is sufficient to grant sustained immunity and life-long protection against yellow fever disease.

    A booster dose of the vaccine is not needed.

    As part of efforts to support Nigeria in preventive mass vaccination campaigns (PMVCs), through its Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) Strateg, it  said it would be reaching out to states like Ogun, Gombe, Kano, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Borno and Enugu before the end of this year.

    It stated: “Further yellow fever vaccination campaigns are planned in Nigeria in the states of Ogun and Gombe in June 2022.” It said that these campaigns targeted 8.8 million people for protection.

    Additional PMVCs will be implemented in the latter part of 2022 in the states of Kano, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Borno and Enugu. 

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