No fewer than two people have been confirmed dead from suspected cases of yellow fever in Edo State.
It was learned that the deaths occurred barely a week of the outbreak of strange ailments in some villages in Uhunmwode local government.
Symptoms displayed by the victims include high fever, stomach pains, vomiting, nose bleeding, amongst others.
Dr David Osifo, the Edo State Commissioner for Health, who confirmed the outbreak debunked rumours about Lassa fever or Ebola outbreak.
Osifo said his team of disease control experts was on the ground in the affected area to contain the strange ailment.
“You are correct. We suspect yellow fever, two have been confirmed as yellow fever and negative for lassa.
“My team of experts was right there now to contain it. Nothing to panic the public about please,” Osifo added.