Bauchi State investigating suspected Yellow Fever

Bauchi State Ministry of Health is investigating a suspected Yellow Fever outbreak linked to the Yankari Games Reserve.

Reports of the outbreak of a strange disease that claimed the lives of some people including students of a tertiary institution from Biu in Borno and Kano states was earlier reported.

The students from Borno and Kano states were said to have fallen sick with the strange disease after a visit to Yankari a week ago.

The disease which claimed the lives of a female student and others was said to be characterised by high fever, abdominal pains and vomiting of blood.

A team of epidemiologist from the Bauchi State Ministry of Health have visited the reserve and communities on Wednesday to ascertain the situation.

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