• By Kunle Awosiyan
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    Apr 06, 2017
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    Lassa Fever

    The Bauchi State Government says there is no confirmed case of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in the state, but three persons have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of Lassa Fever.
     
    Commissioner for Health, Dr. Halima Mukaddas, confirmed this latest development in Bauchi.
     
    She said two other patients are currently undergoing treatment at the isolation centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi.
     
    Dr. Mukaddas admitted that curbing the spread of Lassa Fever in the state remains a challenge, owing to the non-availability of diagnostic laboratories in the region and the refusal of patients to be quarantined.

    In Nasarawa State, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Iya says the state has recorded five cases of measles.
     
    Dr. Iya disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Lafia on efforts at curbing communicable diseases.
     
    He said efforts would be intensified to prevent outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in the state and that there has been no reported case of death from the outbreak of the disease.
     
    The commissioner stressed the need for stakeholders to adhere strictly to routine immunisation so as to check outbreak of communicable diseases in the state.

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