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    Date: Tuesday, 25th February 2020

Four Lassa fever patients responding to treatment in Gombe

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Four patients receiving treatment for Lassa Fever at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, are responding to treatment and are poised to beat the virus.

The acting Chief Medical Director of the hospital disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent, Lanre Adeyemi.

Gombe State has had seven cases suspected to be Lassa Fever this year.

The federal teaching hospital Gombe is at the fore of managing hemorrhagic and other highly infectious diseases in the Northeast region.

The doctor in charge of the hospital explained that no patient with Lassa should die. The secret is early treatment and proper medical care.

Attention is currently on Lassa Fever but there are other diseases and illnesses that kill hundreds of thousands of Nigerians every year.

The teaching hospital is upgrading its equipment and improving infrastructure to meet these challenges. It is also addressing the acute shortage of manpower.


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