(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Abuja, Rajab 7, 1439, Mar 24, 2018, SPA -- The Bauchi State Commissioner for Health, Zuwaira Hassan, on Friday, confirmed that 14 people died in the state following outbreak of cholera and Lassa fever.
Hassan made this known while briefing journalists at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBU- TH) Bauchi during her visit to the cholera quarantine ward. According to her, nine people died as a result of cholera outbreak, while Lassa fever claimed five lives.
She said "since the outbreak of these epidemics, we have had a total of 324 cases of cholera and recorded nine deaths. Right now, the cholera isolation center is active and we have about 26 patients on admission who are being treated."
On Lassa fever, Hassan said there were 44 suspected cases, nine confirmed cases, while five persons had been confirmed dead so far.
14:19 LOCAL TIME 11:19 GMT