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‘16 vaccination skeptics die from yellow fever in Bauchi’

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Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed has said the death toll from Yellow fever has hit 16, saying some residents preferred traditional healing to vaccination.

Rilwanu, who addressed journalists at the weekend, said 16 of 20 persons who had confirmed cases of Yellow fever have died following their rejection of vaccination.

He also disclosed that no fewer than 119 suspected cases of Yellow fever were recorded of which 20 cases were confirmed.

“We realise that all the people that rejected vaccination are the ones dying. The last three victims, four days ago refused to take the vaccine and all three of them were infected.

“They were taken to traditional healer who did his best, but the two were still unconscious. They were later taken to Bauchi where they died,” he said.


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