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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Meningitis kills 2 in Lagos, as death toll rises to 438

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that two people have died in Lagos following the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM as the death rises to 438.

In the statistics released by NCDC, a total of 3,959 cases with 438 deaths have been reported, with 181 laboratory-confirmed cases so far.




The statistics show that as at April 5, 2017, three cases of Meningitis were recorded in Lagos out of which two people died while the other is being treated at the hospital.
In a statement attached to the statistics, it revealed that Meningitis is currently being reported in 19 states.

'Meningitis outbreaks are currently reported in 19 States with five States mostly affected (Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto in the North-West zone and Niger in the North-Central zone of Nigeria),'

However,  the agency also disclosed that reactive vaccination campaign has commenced in Zamfara State which has the highest number of death since the outbreak of the disease.



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