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Lassa Fever: 9 Victims Discharged In Bauchi

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Gamawa explained that the nine patients were discharged after they were certified to be virus free, further adding that the last patient would be discharged on March 26, 2016 if found to be free of disease.

Adamu Gamawa, Chairman of the Bauchi state Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA) disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the state’s teaching hospital (ATBUTH) has discharged nine out of the 10 patients treated for Lassa fever.

Gamawa explained that the nine patients were discharged after they were certified to be virus free, further adding that the last patient would be discharged on March 26, 2016 if found to be free of disease.

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The chairperson stated that a follow up on the 200 persons suspected to have direct contact with the patients.

In a related news, The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba on Friday, March 18, 2016 stated that the first Lassa fever patient in Lagos have been discharged.

source: pulse.ng


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