No Lassa fever in Gombe State- Chief Medical Director

Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe

The Chief Medical Director at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, Dr. Abubakar Sa’id, has announced that the state has been cleared of any case of Lassa fever.

Dr. Sa’id made the announcement when the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunsho Adewole undertook an inspection of the facilities at the hospital in Gombe.

The Chief Medical Director said although a few cases of Lassa fever referred from Taraba and Bauchi state had been managed successfully, Gombe state had no cases of Lassa fever.

“I am happy to announce that the suspected case we are currently managing has been found to be negative for Lassa, Dengue and Yellow Fever Viruses, Dr. Sa’id said.

Dr. Sa’id however said the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe lacked proper Isolation Ward to improve safety for staff and other patients.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Adewole said that despite record of no known confirmed cases of Lassa fever in the country in over two days, the public should be alert to such cases.