The delta state commissioner for health , Dr. Mordi Ononye , has disclosed that the cause of mysterious deaths in delta state can be linked yellow fever disease .
She said that the result of the samples collected would further be authenticated at the Reference Region laboratory in Dakar , Senegal where the samples have also been sent to .
“ The results we have received is helping to move us to a more definitive action while we still wait for a final authentication from the Reference Regional Laboratory In Dakar “ Ononye stated .
The Commissioner also intimated delta state that the state government was collaborating health related agencies to step up measures to contain the spread of the disease .
“We have begun immediate outbreak response activities as we speak . We have informed the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the national Primary HealthCare Development Agency which usually collaborates with us .
“Before now , there was a planned yellow fever Preventive Campaign to begin on November 20. We are Moving it Closer to enable us tackle what is before us” she stated .