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Lassa fever kills three in Bauchi



THREE people have been confirmed dead as a result of the outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever in Bauchi State. Commissioner of Health, Dr Halima Mukaddas, disclosed this yesterday while speaking to newsmen in Bauchi. He added that five cases were recorded, two cases from Bauchi and Ganjuwa Local Governments each, while only one was recorded in Alkaleri Local Government Area. She added that out of the five cases, three people died, while two survived after the necessary treatment. Dr Halima called on the people to ensure the cleanness of their environment, as well as desist from making contact with rats. The commissioner warned people to desist from touching such patients with mere hands, instead to always use hand glove.

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