Deadly disease hits Katsina ..kills 115

A deadly viral infection suspected to be Yellow Fever has killed about 115 people in two local governments in Katsina state.

According to a news monitored in Lagos , the disease has caused pandemonium in the state as indigenes bemoaned their fate.

Four weeks ago, thirty-six cases of Yellow Fever disease were discovered in Danmusa and Kankara Local Government Areas of Katsina State.

Jolted by this, the state government flagged of preventive campaigns and free vaccination of residents against the life-threatening disease.

Yellow Fever, according to the Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, is a serious infectious disease transmitted by specific kind of infected mosquitoes.

As a result of this, he said on Monday that, the State government had decided to embark aggressive preventive campaigns and vaccination across the state, targeting over seven million people.

“This is a great opportunity for all caregivers to have their children from the age of 9 months vaccinated and for other individuals up to the age of 44 years.

“This age range is chosen because they are found to be most affected,” he said.

The deputy governor appealed to the heads of households, individuals, traditional and religious leaders to engage their community members to get vaccinated.

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