Southern Nigeria's Enugu state has launched yellow fever fumigation and vaccination drive. The vaccination and fumigation exercises in Ette and Umuopu communities in Igbo-Eze North area of the Enugu state began on Wednesday after the confirmation of the yellow fever outbreak in the area, said Emmanuel Obi, the state's commissioner for health in a statement reaching Xinhua on Thursday. Obi said the state had begun active case surveillance to obtain necessary information on the epidemic for further decision-making. ‘Yellow fever is transmitted through mosquito bites and urged the public to remove its breeding sites around them.’ He confirmed that vaccination and fumigation were carried out by a medical team from the state ministry of health. The health official said the state government had embarked on risk communication in the affected communities, and had formally notified the federal ministry of health and the Nigerian Center for Disease Control(NCDC). According to reports by local media, Enugu state government on Saturday confirmed that yellow fever was responsible for the strange death of over 50 persons at Ette and Umuopu communities in the state since the beginning of September. Source: IANS << Goa Reports Zero Coronavirus Deaths Maharashtra, Delhi Lead 10 States Accounting For 80% New Cov... >> Recommended Reading Yellow Fever Yellow fever is a hemorrhagic fever that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes and it can lead to liver failure and death. READ MORE Antibody Production Provides Possible Treatment for Yellow Fever An experimental treatment has shown promise in early-stage clinical trials conducted in Singapore for treating yellow fever. READ MORE Efforts to Address Myths on Zika, Yellow Fever failed Information used to counter myths about Zika and yellow fever not only failed to reduce false perceptions but also decreased the accuracy of people's other beliefs about the disease. READ MORE Yellow Fever Vaccine: Single Dose Does Not Offer Lasting Protection to All Children In 9-12-month-olds with yellow fever a booster may be necessary when the 1st vaccination is performed, but will need more precise knowledge of the decrease in antibodies over time, revealed data. READ MORE Febrile Fits / Febrile Convulsions High fever in kids can cause convulsions and are called febrile fits that do not include the seizures that occur as a result of brain infection. READ MORE Fever Fever or Pyrexia is an elevation in normal body temperature. Causes of fever include infections, injury, cancers, inflammation, hormonal, metabolic and genetic diseases. READ MORE Q Fever Q Fever takes its origin from word “query” and is caused by bacteria Coxiella burnetii that infects some animals and is passed on to humans due to inhalation of infected air particles. READ MORE Sick Building Syndrome Sick Building Syndrome is a condition that presents with a set of symptoms (like fatigue, nausea, headache, irritation in the eyes/nose/throat) which are not related to any identifiable cause. READ MORE Top 10 Vaccine Myths Debunked Childhood vaccination has saved many lives, yet lots more has to be done to increase awareness and eliminate myths regarding vaccines. READ MORE Traveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert! Traveling with children is always challenging as it involves careful planning. Here are some precautions that need to be taken when traveling abroad with kids. READ MORE Zika Fever Zika virus is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes which causes mild fever with maculopapular rash. No treatment or vaccine is currently available. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Blood Pressure Calculator Find a Hospital More News on: Yellow FeverFebrile Fits / Febrile ConvulsionsQ FeverFeverSick Building SyndromeZika FeverTop 10 Vaccine Myths DebunkedTraveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert!