Four persons suspected to have the Lassa fever virus are receiving medical treatment in Gombe state.
The state government assures residents that measures are in place to address a possible outbreak.
Every year, during the dry season, Gombe often records infections.
The first case this year was brought in from Ebi in Taraba State.
Gombe State government says it is ready to handle the disease outbreak.
Commissioner for health, Ahmed Gana says isolation units have been established at the state specialist hospital and the federal teaching hospital in Gombe.
A team of specialists in hemorrhagic and infectious diseases have been trained to handle such cases as Lassa fever with a surveillance team
responsible for an awareness campaign and early detection.
Beyond the current outbreak, Gombe State is investing in its healthcare system.