Gov’s wife calls for sanitation to prevent yellow fever outbreak


The wife of the Governor of Gombe State, Hajiya Asma’u Yahaya has encouraged inhabitants to keep their current circumstance clean to forestall the flare-up of yellow fever in the state.

Yahaya settled on the decision in Gombe on Tuesday during the initiation of a two-day clinical effort for ladies and youngsters in the state.

The clinical effort is coordinated by Jewel Care Foundation as a team with Fidelity Bank.

She said the call was required by the ongoing flare-up of the sickness in neighboring Bauchi state which as per her has just killed eight people.

As indicated by her, the infection can kill its casualty inside 10 days if manifestations become extreme, consequently the requirement for occupants to be proactive to issues of natural cleanliness as a method of forestalling the sickness.
She said that yellow fever was not different from malaria as the symptoms included high fever, headache, body pain, discolouration of the eyes and dark urine.

“Yellow fever is caused by mosquitoes. I am urging residents to sanitise their environment to help prevent an outbreak,” she said.

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While appealing to residents to report cases of fever to health facilities immediately for examination and treatment, Yahaya said “do not wait until you start bleeding or the eyes become yellow, yellow fever is a vaccine-preventable disease.”

She appealed to residents to take advantage of the outreach in the interest of their health, stressing that the medical outreach was intended to provide quality and broad medical care to women and children in the state.

“The outreach covers different medical needs like cervical and breast cancer screening, cryotherapy treatment, free malaria test, blood pressure test, diabetes screening, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test and counselling.

“It also covers mass de-worming, as well as the provision of free eyeglasses among others.’’

While appreciating Fidelity Bank for the efforts at improving health of residents of the state, Yahaya commended the administration of Gov. Inuwa Yahaya for prioritising the health sector in efforts toward improving the well-being of indigenes of the state.


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