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In 15 months, Lassa fever kills 24 in Bauchi

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Najib Sani, Bauchi 
At least 24 persons have died, following the outbreak of Lassa Fever between November 2015 and February 2017 across Bauchi State.
A data of the Lassa Fever outbreak in Bauchi State obtained by our correspondent from the Ministry of Health in the state indicated that 37 cases were recorded in seven local government areas of the State.
It further indicated that two cases recorded in Plateau State were treated in Bauchi.
The local government at areas affected, according to the report, are Tafawa Balewa, Dass, Bauchi, Bogoro, Toro, Alkaleri and Ganjuwa.
The report indicated that a total of 18 people died as a result of the outbreak in 2016, while 3 died in 2015 and 2017 had 3 deaths.
A total of 23 males between the ages of 3 and 78 while 14 males aged between 20 and 70 years.
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