Sixteen persons have died in Ndungele community, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State following an outbreak of Yellow Fever virus in the area and some villagers who have symptoms of the epidemic have been hospitalized.

This is coming twenty-one years after the state was flustered by a similar experience of Yellow fever outbreak.

The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Health Chris Achi, who confirmed deaths, explained that a response team has been dispatched to the community to contain the virus.

Achi regretted that the deaths would have been avoided if the people had approached the hospital when the symptoms began to manifest in the early stage. =|��Xkj