The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has confirmed that 117 children have died of diphtheria in Yobe, Adamawa state.
This was conveyed in a statement issued made by the executive director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, where he revealed this during his visit to the diphtheria isolation centre in Potiskum, the epicentre of the disease in Yobe State.
Shuaib, who led the diphtheria emergency task team to the state, expressed satisfaction with the diphtheria vaccination conducted in Potiskum and 17 other council areas.
The disease was first reported in the northeast state since the outbreak last year. 1,796 cases have been recorded so far, and it’s more prevalent among children between the ages of five to 14 years. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>
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