The government of Ebonyi state has urged residents to be calm following the report of yellow fever outbreak in the southeast state.
But Concise News learned that Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike, urged residents to observe all preventive measures for the disease.
“This briefing has become extremely necessary following headlines in almost all the newspapers and media houses that 16 people lost their lives from the disease’s outbreak in the state,” he tld journalists in the state on Monday.
“We have thoroughly investigated the report and found it malicious, misleading to the public as we visited the reported communities and interviewed members of the public.
“We found that none of the media houses actually went to the communities and that the villagers innocently attributed every death within this period to the disease which some reporters quoted without authentic source.”