From: Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
In another outbreak; no fewer than 77 cases of measles have been confirmed across Kebbi State.
The cases were reported in twelve local government areas of kebbi state as the state is undergoing the last phase of the disease total elimination in a joint crusade between the state government and other donor agencies.
Confirming the report in a media chart in Birnin kebbi, the state Executive Chairman Kebbi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KSHPHDA) Dr Manir Hassan Jega disclosed that the state recorded 656 confirmed and suspected cases of measles in the 21 local governments areas of the state.
Jega who further stated that the reported cases were from twelve local government areas of kebbi state as the state is undergoing the last phase of the disease total illumination in a joint crusade between the state government and other donor agencies.
He explained that out of the 656 a total of 77 number of reported cases were officially confirmed by the world Health Organization (WHO) in 12 local government areas with the Argungu topping the list with 12 cases of measles.
The affected local governments are Arewa, Argungu, Dandi, Danko Wasagu, Ngaski, Yauri, Jega, Koko-Besse, Birnin kebbi, Maiyama and Augie local governments accordingly.
Dr Jega further said that the state government in collaboration with donor agencies has concluded arrangements to flag-off campaign and immunization of children under five months to five years a cross the 21 local government areas.
According to him, the state is divided into two zones for effective coverage while personnel as well as media practitioners were mobilize for the exercise.
He then urged the parents on the closure of the doors in the rooms in order to avoid measles case.