Malaysia on alert over yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 01 Oct 2019

Yellow fever is spread by infected mosquitos. (Fotolia)

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia is stepping up precautionary measures in the wake of an outbreak of yellow fever in northern Nigeria that has claimed 16 lives.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said health authorities will work with the Immigration Department to determine, at entry points, whether foreigners and Malaysians who have been in high-risk countries have been vaccinated against the disease.

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