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No meningitis in Bauchi —Commissioner

By Suzan Edeh

Bauchi State government, yesterday, debunked the rumours that there was an outbreak of Cerebro-spinal Meningitis, CSM, in the state.

The state’s Commi-ssioner for Health, Halima Mukaddas, told newsmen in Bauchi, that the state had not recorded any case of meningitis as insinuated by some people.

She said the state had commenced meningitis vaccination in most of the state primary healthcare centres and purchased drugs to forestall outbreak of an epidemic.

Mukaddas disclosed that there were five cases of Lassa Fever in Alkaleri, Ganjuwa and Bauchi councils, where two persons died and three others were treated.

 


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