The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, says it has recorded 153 suspected cases of Lassa fever between January and December 2021.
Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Bauchi that the cases were recorded in five local government areas of the state.
Bauchi, Bogoro, Ganjuwa, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, and Toro are among the impacted councils, according to Mohammed.
He stated that the state had 21 confirmed cases of the disease, with six suspected cases now undergoing treatment.
According to him, the agency has begun contact tracing in order to slow the spread of the disease, and surveillance teams have been sent across the state to improve speedy reaction.
To protect themselves from the sickness, he recommended individuals to maintain a clean atmosphere, proper sanitation, and personal hygiene.