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Gov. Obaseki Directs Health Ministry To Curtail Yellow Fever Outbreak

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has directed the state Ministry of Health to curtail the outbreak of yellow fever in some communities in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Obaseki gave the directive following media reports of the death of two persons in the area, after exhibiting symptoms such as vomiting, high fever and stomach pain.

Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said the Governor is disturbed by the development and has directed the Commissioner for Health, Doctor David Osifo, to deploy health experts to the communities affected by the illness.

Governor Godwin Obaseki also promised to mobilize resources, if the need arises, to support the ministry of health to enable it establish the cause of the illness and death of two persons in the area.

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