By Asma’u Ahmad
The Gombe State Ministry of Health said that 10 people suspected to have contacted the Lassa fever virus had tested negative.
Ministry’s Director of Public Health, Dr Joshua Abubakar told newsmen in Gombe that the result of their blood samples recently taken to a
laboratory in Lagos tested negative.
He said the only patient who tested positive has been discharged after being treated and certified free, adding that those who came in
contact with the patient while on admission had been certified free too.
“The state rapid response team has intensified surveillance, and sensitisation in all the 11 local government areas of the state. We
equally have focal officers in all the wards saddled with the responsibilities of reporting any suspicious cases,” he said.
Health Reporters learnt that recently an eight-year -old girl from the state was said to have contracted the Lassa fever virus