Enugu government reveals the cause of Enugu Ezike’s unusual deaths
The Enugu State government has confirmed that yellow fever is the cause of death from a strange illness reported in the Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike city in the Igbo Eze local government area north of the state.
State Health Commissioner Dr Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi said the disease was confirmed in a statement.
“With verifiable diagnostic tests.”
Dr. Obi explained that “yellow fever is not a new disease, but has significant public health implications worldwide and in Nigeria,” adding that “it is one of the controlled diseases in the Nigerian set of routine and routine diseases that can be immunized … weight “.
According to him, “a suspected case is anyone who suddenly has a fever and develops jaundice (yellowing of the eyes) within 14 days, which can be confirmed by diagnostic tests.”
The Health Commissioner then reported that “The Ministry of Health of Enugu State has demanded an immediate meeting of the Emergency Operations Center at 10 am this morning with representatives from the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and other partners. the state executive to take next steps to respond and effectively control this disease in Igboeze North LGA and prevent its spread in Enugu State. “
His words: “We are working with the Federal Ministry of Health and neighboring states to prevent it from spreading to Nigeria. General Hospital, Enugu Ezike and other state hospitals are ready to provide the necessary supportive care for yellow fever.
“It is transmitted by the aedes or haemogogus mosquito species, causing symptoms for 3-6 days after infection, ranging from mild fever in some people to more toxic diseases that, unfortunately, can lead to death in others. Only 15 percent of those infected enter this toxic phase.
“It is time to seriously continue the hygiene practices we have become accustomed to as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as we are now improving our environmental health practices; Keep your environment clean and free of overgrown bushes by making sure that containers and drains around us do not collect water for a long time, which allows mosquitoes to breed. We must protect our homes by screening doors and windows, and ourselves to sleep under mosquito nets and wear clothing that limits mosquito bites.
“Most importantly, if you notice the above symptoms in yourself or a loved one, visit the nearest hospital.”
The state of Enugu is in the hands of God.