The Ebonyi state government has called on residents not to panic over the reported yellow fever outbreak in the state.

The State’s Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezurike gave the assurance in Abakaliki while addressing newsmen, urging the people to, however, observe all precautionary processes for  the disease.

Daniel Umezurike

Umezurike urged residents to ignore conflicting information on the number of causalities from the outbreak, stressing that authentic figure of deaths from the disease was two.

The Commissioner clarified the rumour of an unknown illness in Ndinwigwe, Ndingele ward of Izzi Local Government Area, noting that the state’s Rapid Response Team, RRT was deployed to the area to investigate.

He noted that six patients were presently on admission in various Hospital.

Also Secretary to Ebonyi Government, Kenneth Ugbala said the government through the health ministry had creditably curtailed the outbreak through drastic interventions.