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Mysterious death in Delta linked to yellow fever

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The state government said 22 persons were killed during the outbreak.

The Delta State Government on Friday said the deadly disease that has claimed many lives in the state in recent days is yellow fever.

There have been reports of an outbreak of a strange disease which claimed the lives of many in Ika North-East Local Government Area of the state

Locals claimed that no fewer than 30 youths between the ages of 18 and 25 had died.

But the state commissioner for health, Mordi Ononye, said the results of investigations revealed that the strange illness was yellow fever.

He also disputed the death toll reported in the media arguing that the number of deaths recorded so far “was about 22.”

Mr. Ononye also said seven others who have the illness are being managed at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba.

The Commissioner disclosed that the state government has also sent samples to the Reference Region Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, for further confirmation of the cause of the deaths. (Premium Times)

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