Dass Lassa Fever; Emir calls for support for victims

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By; Mohammed Kawu, Bauchi.

The Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman has called on Bauchi State Ministry of Health to come to the aid of his people over the Lassa fever outbreak in the area.

The Emir lamented that between December last year and February 2016, sixteen suspected cases have been recorded in the area out of which three have been confirmed death.

“The ministry needs to come to our aid by visiting and tracing relations and persons who in one way or the other had contact with the victims of the disease in the area,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Action Aid Nigeria response team has commenced sensitization campaign for people of Bauchi, Alkaleri, Tafawa Balewa and Dass Local Government Areas on the need to embrace Lassa fever preventive measures in their houses.

The Action Aid Nigeria, Team Leader, Tasallah Chibok, told newsmen that the campaign became necessary following the number of cases recorded in the areas, stressing that Dass Local Government Area is the worst hit by the dreaded disease in the state.

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