The health agency in charge of disease control in Nigeria, The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has confirmed the outbreak of Yellow fever in Edo state.
The agency also confirmed the outbreak was reported in four local governments of the state.
The statement signed by the executive director of the agency, Chikwe Ihekweazu assure investigations have begun following the report of the outbreak.
He also revealed the origin of the yellow fever outbreak is unknown.
On the 21st of November 2018, nine cases tested positive for yellow fever. We await confirmatory results from the WHO Regional Reference Laboratory,” he said.
“The Edo State Epidemiology Team is working with the NCDC, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and World Health Organisation (WHO) to carry out a detailed investigation and response to the already confirmed cases,” he said.
He also said a rapid response team has been deployed to the state by NCDC.