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39 die of Lassa fever in Bauchi



Bauchi govt reveals number of Lassa Fever-related deaths recorded in 2020

The Bauchi State Government, on Wednesday, said 39 persons have died due to Lassa fever in the State since January.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, disclosed this at a news conference in Bauchi State on Wednesday, NAN reports.

Maigori stated that the only person currently on admission and receiving treatment would soon be discharged.

“On the issue of Lassa fever, 39 people have lost their lives since January till date, but currently, we have only one case on admission and he is about to be discharged.

“We have stayed for almost four to five weeks now without anybody being admitted for lassa fever in the State,” he stated.

He noted that 342 contacts were listed and their samples had been taken, adding that, out of the figure, a total of 49 cases were confirmed and recorded.


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