Ondo State On Alert Over Spread Of Yellow Fever
The Ondo State government has warned residents against yellow fever outbreak in several parts of the country, Naija News understands.
A yellow fever vaccination can last as long as 10 years. It's best to get vaccinated as the current outbreak in Nigeria is growing. #health #wellness pic.twitter.com/1n4phYWsWK
— Emzor Pharmaceutical (@emzornigeria) November 30, 2018
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, in a statement said the residents should be proactive as the outbreak had spread to neighbouring states; a situation he says calls for serious concern.
Adegbenro described yellow fever as a serious viral infection that can affect all ages, and usually transmitted by mosquitoes.
He listed some of its symptoms to include fever, body ache, vomiting, yellowness of the eyes and bleeding, in serious cases, and urged residents to avoid self-medication but report to the nearest hospital when they notice any of the aforementioned symptoms.
Guys there's yellow fever outbreak in some area in Nigeria especially southwest.
Go to the nearest public hospital to get the yellow fever vaccine.
— Oladayo Olufayo (@OlufayoOladayo) November 30, 2018
The commissioner advised residents to maintain proper hygiene in their environment, sleep under mosquito nets; and called on health workers to be at alert, investigate all feverish cases and alert appropriate authorities when there is any suspected case.