The 10-day campaign in parts of Ebonyi, Benue , and Cross River States, seeks to vaccinate 1.6 million people to contain a yellow fever outbreak.
The Ivory Coast Ministry of Health has reported 89 yellow fever cases, primarily in the city of Abidjan. One death has been reported.
On March 6, 2019, Brazil confirmed 50 human yellow fever cases, including 12 deaths. Bolivia has recorded one case and Peru has recorded nine cases.
From the onset of this yellow fever virus outbreak in September 2017, through the end of December 2018, 4,004 suspected cases have been reported from all 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory.
The campaign is taking place as Nigeria experiences a yellow fever outbreak since September 2017, with confirmed cases recorded in 27 local government areas across 14 states.
The outbreak was confirmed in Wolaita Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region and has been traced back to a patient who fell ill on August 21. It has caused 35 suspected cases of the disease.
As many as 70 suspected cases of yellow fever have been reported in southern Congo, the Congolese ministry of Health and Population announced Monday, August 27.
Brazil's health ministry reports 1,257 cases of yellow fever registered in the country between July 1, 2017 and May 2, 2018.
Yellow fever has reached the Northern coast of São Paulo, Brazil with two dead monkeys found to be infected with the disease.
Brazil's Health Ministry says the current outbreak has grown so large because it is hitting densely populated areas.