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BREAKING: Meningitis outbreak hits Bauchi

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, BASPHCDA, has confirmed a meningitis outbreak in the State.

An official of the Agency who spoke under the condition of anonymity in an interview with KATAGUM DAILYPOST on Thursday said 6 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis, CSM, have been recorded so far.

The official said that proactive measures have been taken to curtail the disease in the state.

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He said the measures were taken to avert further outbreaks, particularly in local government areas, LGAs, bordering Yobe State, such as Gamawa, Dambam, Zaki, Katagum, and other areas in Itas/Gadau.

He added that part of the proactive approach is contact tracing within the communities so that any victim can be treated and isolated for proper monitoring and evaluation.

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