Nigeria: Katsina records 36 cases of Yellow Fever, embarks on vaccination

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Thirty-six cases of yellow fever have been recorded in Katsina State.

However, The deputy governor of Katsina State Mannir Yakubu confirmed the cases.

In addition, he confirmed the cases while speaking at the flag-off vaccination against the disease.

Moreover, the flag-off vaccination program was part of measures taken by the administration to check the spread.

Meanwhile, the government is targeting on vaccinating seven million people.

“ Yellow fever is a serious infectious disease transmitted by specific kind of infected mosquitoes”.

Furthermore, he urged residents between the ages of 9 months and 44 years to come for the vaccination at no cost.

Importantly, he called on traditional and religious leaders to sensitize members of their communities.

Finally, members of the community should know the best way to guard against the outbreak of diseases.

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