By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
The Government of Ondo State has commenced awareness campaign over impending yellow fever that is ravaging major cities in the country.
A statement which was issued by the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro said residents of the state must be proactive as the outbreak had spread to neighboring states.
Dr. Adegbenro described yellow fever as a serious viral infection that can affect all ages and usually transmitted by mosquitoes.
He listed some of its symptoms to include: fever, body ache, vomiting, yellowness of the eyes and bleeding in serious cases.
The Health Commissioner charged residents to maintain proper hygiene in their environment, and make sure they sleep under mosquito nets.
He added that everyone should be on guard, report to the nearest hospital when any report of the aforementioned symptoms are observed and avoid self-medication.
Dr Adegbenro also charge health workers to be at alerts, investigate all feverish cases and alerts appropriate authorities when there is any suspected case.