By G9ija

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported a total of 1,601 suspected cases of yellow fever from 463 local government areas in 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory.

Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The ‘yellow’ in the name refers to jaundice that affects some patients.

The agency said the cases were reported from January 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022.

According to report a total of 15 deaths were recorded from suspected cases in 10 of the states.

The report read in part, “Cumulatively from January 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022, a total of 1,601 suspected cases have been reported from 463 LGAs in 36 states including the FCT.