Yellow fever behind strange deaths in Delta and Enugu states-NCDC

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The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at the weekend confirmed that reported deaths from a “strange illness” in Enugu and Delta states in recent weeks were caused by yellow fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic disease that can kill within 10 days if symptoms become severe.

In a statement the NCDC director, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said Delta state notified the NCDC about cases presenting with symptoms of yellow fever on November 2, while Enugu State followed suit on November 3.

According to the official, most of the cases had symptoms including fever, headache, fatigue, and jaundice and vomiting (with or without blood).


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