Gov. Abdullahi Abubakar

Meningitis hits Bauchi

NEWS DIGEST–The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency has confirmed that four suspected cases of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis have recently been recorded in the state.

The Executive Chairman, BSPHCDA, Adamu Gamawa, said this while addressing newsmen in Bauchi on Thursday.

According to him, one of the suspected cases was confirmed to be streptococcus pneumonia, a strain which does not cause an epidemic.

Gamawa added that one other case was under investigation as samples had been taken for analysis to confirm whether it was meningitis or another disease.

A suspected case of meningitis was said to have claimed the life of a 34-year-old man called Mustapha Adamu, a resident of Nassarawa Jahun in Bauchi metropolis four days ago.

The deceased, according to his friend, Shamsudeen Ibrahim, left behind one wife and five children.

He was buried according to Islamic rites.