Bauchi records 19 Lassa fever deaths

Bauchi records 19 Lassa fever deaths


Bauchi State has recorded 19 Lassa fever deaths between January and April this year, the State deputy governor of the State, Senator Baba Tela, said on Thursday.


At a Media briefing held at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Bauchi, lamented the resurgence of Lassa fever in the State.

He said no fewer than 48 persons were under watch and undergoing treatment for the deadly disease in the State.

He urged the people of the state to always report any suspected case of Lassa fever in the state, adding that early discovery and treatment could help patients recover.

Tela, stated that the biggest challenge the state has is that there is a low level of awareness among the citizens.

According to him, “It is not as if we have gotten rid of Lassa fever completely in the state; No, we have not.

“And so far as at week 14 of our campaign, the total number of death to Lassa fever is 19 and we don’t have any new case so far.

“And we are following up contacts of about 48 process and those 48 have been confirmed and are under medication and they are recovering fast.”

The deputy governor is also the Chairman, Bauchi State Task Force Committee on COVID-19 and Lassa Fever.

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