10 new cases of Lassa Fever from a single family in Bauchi

Ibrahim Gamawa, administrator, Primary Healthcare Development Agency on Thursday, March 10, 2016 expressed that 10 new instances of Lassa fever has been recorded in one family.

Gamawa uncovered that the flare-up began from a 78-year-old man who passed on without looking for medical treatment and tainted nine of his relatives.

He included that examinations uncovers that the infection was reached from Liman Katagum, the zone a few cases were found in November 2015.

“Examinations uncovered that the virus was gotten from Liman Katagum, where a few instances of Lassa Fever were found in November last year.

“The casualty was put on customary treatment from patent prescription stores for various days before he kicked the bucket. 10 persons reached the infection and tests of their blood were taken to Irrua research center in Edo State, where they were confirmed.

“They are presently on affirmation at the state isolation center of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching doctor’s facility, Bauchi.”

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, legislative leader of Bauchi state has as of late endorsed the development of an inside for irresistible maladies with standard hardware in Bayera Hospital, Bauchi state.

Gamawa likewise included that since November 2015, Bauchi state has recorded 21 cases.


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