Tuesday, 11 April 2017

First case of meningitis recorded in Delta state

The first case of rampaging Cerebrospinal Meningitis which has killed 438 persons has been recorded in Warri, Delta State.

Doctors at the Central Hospital, Warri, disclosed this on Tuesday in Warri.

Ngozi Chukwubeni, a Consultant Physician at the Warri Central Hospital said a female patient was diagnosed with meningitis, headache, vomiting, neck pain and stiffness.

She said, “We have a female patient. She came with classical symptoms of meningitis: headache, vomiting, neck pain and stiffness. There was no history of recent travel to the meningitis belt, or exposure.

“We did a dumber puncture. We made an assessment, clinical features and laboratory investigations when you are keeping with spinal meningitis. We placed her on antibiotics. The patient is doing very well.”

Chukwubeni added that the case has been reported to with the state ministry of health in order to stop the spread of the music.

“There is full cooperation. We cannot work in isolation. We work with government. This case has been reported. Action plan will be taken at the state level. We on our own are taking necessary measures to prevent further occurrence and also protect our staff from getting infected by applying basic precautionary measures,” Dr. Chukwubeni added.

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