The Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Development Agency, Mr. Ibrahim Gamawa yesterday said that no fewer than three persons have died of Lassa fever, while 10 members of a family are currently down with the virus as confirmed by the Lassa fever laboratory at the Irrua Teaching Hosppital, Irrua, Edo State, South south Nigeria.

He said that the family members are currently in the isolation centre of Abubakar Tafawa  Balewa Teaching Hospital receiving treatment. He also added that the Federal Government has approved the construction and equipping of Infectious Disease Centre in the hospital where cases like Lassa fever will be treated.

Bauci State is located in North east Nigeria

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