5. Ebonyi Schools reject Immunization over sudden illness.
In a press briefing in Abakaliki yesterday, The Ebonyi state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike, disclosed that there is rejection of immunization and prevention drugs to children by school authorities and Parent Teachers Association (PTA) in Ebonyi,

saying that the development followed treatment  of school age children with praziquaantel in 128 schools in Abakaliki L.G.A during which a wide spread rumor and alleged cases of death erupted from one Ginger International School Abakaliki.The Commissioner, his calling on stake holders in the health sector, Head of Schools trade Unions, Community Leaders, Traditional rulers and clergy to continue mass public awareness campaign and sensitization on the need for Ebonyi people , especially school  children to take drugs for the treatment and cure of some tropical diseases prevalent in the state.

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