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Yellow Fever: Medical expert warns against non-adherence to immunization


Obuna, who said this in an interview with the Newsmen on Monday in Abakaliki, noted that an immunized person could stay up to 10 years against yellow fever.

“You need not panic if you have been immunized. Our problem is that we don’t plan. Yellow Fever is one of the public health issues that can be easily prevented if we adhere strictly to immunization.

“Let us take yellow fever immunization seriously because it is a viral infection which is better not contracted.

“Viral infectious diseases have no drugs for treatment. So, if you have not been immunized, go, and do it. The life span of the immunization is 10 years. It is better to avoid contact with persons and crowded environment.

“This is dry season and communicable diseases are always on the increase. Protect yourself and go for immunization,” Obuna advised.

Mrs. Sharon Okereke, a resident of Abakaliki commended the immunization campaign and urged the federal and state governments to intensify efforts on the campaign in the rural areas.

“Yes, I have been immunized. We heard about the outbreak of yellow fever in Enugu. We pray that it will not spread to Ebonyi state.

“Government at all levels should intensify efforts and extend campaigns to the rural dwellers,” Okereke said.

Mr. Sunday Chukwuka, also a resident,  wanted the campaign to be extended to the grassroots, not only for yellow fever but in other communicable and non-communicable diseases.