The Bauchi government closes schools after diphtheria kills five pupils

Tragic news has emerged from the Jamaare local government area of Bauchi State, as reports indicate that five students have tragically lost their lives due to suspected diphtheria.

In a recent development, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, the Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), has revealed that several schools in the local government area have been shut down as a precautionary measure. This decision comes in the wake of reported outbreaks, as Dr. Mohammed aims to prevent the further spread of contagious diseases.

According to Mohamed, a total of 28 suspected cases have been reported in Jamaare, with two of them testing positive.

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In a recent statement, the individual in question opted to withhold the names of the impacted schools, leaving the public in the dark about the specific educational institutions affected. Furthermore, no details were provided regarding the timeline of when the infection was initially detected, leaving many unanswered questions surrounding this concerning situation.

In a somber account, Mohammed lamented the tragic loss of the students, characterizing it as an unfortunate event. He emphasized the urgent need for vaccination to curtail any potential recurrence of the disease.

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