Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development, Pharm. Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa has disclosed that 10 cases of Lassa fever were recorded in the current outbreak of the deadly virus in the state.
Gamawa, who spoke to journalists in Bauchi yesterday, said out of the infected ones three had already died.
He stated that the virus was discovered in Jaye village of Tafawa Balewa Local Government by a 78-year-old man who contacted the disease from Liman Katagum.
He explained that the 78-year-old man died after he was given traditional treatment instead of going to the hospital.
Adamu stated that the sample of the infected people’s blood was taken to Edo State where they were confirmed positive.
He further said the seven infected people were presently receiving medical attention in an isolated place.
Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Abubakar has ordered the construction of a dedicated ward for such patients in Bayara Hospital,for adequate medical care.

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