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Two Death of Lassa Fever Virus Recorded in Bauchi State
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Posted on: 12:39 Thu, 28 Jan 2016

The Director, Primary Health Care (PHC) Dass
local government area, Suleiman Abdul Kirfi, has
disclosed that two person have been confirmed
dead from the dreaded lassa fever disease out
break recently in Wandi and Bundot wards of
Dass local government area of Bauchi state.
Suleiman Kirfi revealed this to Journalist
Against Polio (JAPs) and other diseases, when
they paid him a courtesy call in his office in
Dass Local government secretariat, saying that
there was outbreak of the case in Wandi ward
that claimed the life of Sani Haruna December
2015 and the recent case of the disease on
January 8th,2016 in Bundot ward that laid to the
dead of one Amina Maida all in Dass local
government area.

He added that the victims test results at the
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching
Hospital Bauchi confirmed that they died of
lassa fever.

The Director said that they as a department
have carried out enlightenment campaign on the
endemic disease and also distributed pamphlet
to people in the area.

According to him, the department organized
seminars for their health personnels in the local
government area on how to handle patients with
lassa fever symptoms in their various health

Kifi said,”We have in collaboration with
stakeholders and environmental health workers
commenced sanitation inspection from time to
time especially in those areas where the cases
of lassa fever were recorded.

“We have caution our health workers that any
fever case that defile treatment after a week,
should be referred immediately to ATBUTH
In her speech, the leader of the delegation,
Elizabeth Carr said, they were in the area with
the support of World Health Organisation (WHO)
to sensitize the people of the area on Lassa
fever and the need for hygiene and sanitation.

Three weeks back, it could be recalled that
Bauchi state Government has debunked as
untrue the report released by Federal
government that Bauchi state is one of the
state with cases of Lassa fever outbreak.
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