The state government on Friday at a press conference in Asaba, the State capital said upon autopsy it found out that they died of yellow fever.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye disclosed this saying, “Samples were collected from patients and sent to the laboratory. We have received results and the results point to yellow fever as the cause of deaths we heard of in those areas.
“The result 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.”
He added that twenty-two deaths have been recorded as a result of the disease, with seven additional cases being managed at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.