Following the recent cases of yellow fever outbreak in Kwara State, some medical practitioners in Benin City have enumerated ways to prevent yellow fever in Edo State.
A public Health physician consultant, Doctor Maxwell Orosaye emphasized the need for a vaccination campaign to be included in the country’s routine immunization schedule.
They listed other methods of prevention to include, use of insect repellent, sleeping under a long-lasting insecticide treated net, ensuring proper sanitation in order to get rid of stagnant water or breeding space for mosquitoes.
Yellow fever is an acute viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and the symptoms include fever, headache. Jaundice, muscle pain, nausa, vomiting and fatigue in severe cases bleeding may occur from the mouth, nose, eyes or stomach.