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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Meningitis Death Toll Rises To 745

Latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicate that the number of deaths associated with the Cerebrospinal Meningitis outbreak in some states in the country has risen to 745. 

A statement made available by the Technical Adviser Communications of NCDC, Dr. Lawal Bakare, yesterday in Abuja, disclosed that out of the total 8,057 reported cases, 7,519 cases were recorded in five northern states namely; Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi and Niger.

“As at April 17, 2017, 8,057 suspected cases of meningitis have been reported across the country; 230 (3%) were laboratory confirmed. A total of 745 deaths (9.2%) have been recorded. Of the 8,057 cases, 7,519 (93% of cases) have occurred in the five states that have reached outbreak levels for Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) stereotype C,” Bakare said.

He, however, noted that the Federal Government is scaling up coordinated responses involving the Ministry of Health, international partners, state governors, northern traditional leaders, to seek out effective strategies to curb the outbreak in affected states.

“Nigeria continues to respond to the recent outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) stereotype C in some states in the country. The outbreak currently affects five states – Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi and Niger. “The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the NCDC continue to lead the Federal Government’s response to the outbreak, with activities focused on four key outbreak response and control areas.

These include raising awareness of the outbreak in communities, implementing enhanced surveillance to quickly de-tect and report new cases, vaccinating populations at the highest risk and treating persons diagnosed with the disease, as well as outbreak preparation in LGAs and states at risk for the outbreak,” he said.

Edited from New Telegraph


  1. And some northern ne'er do wells will steal vaccines and blame the govt.

  2. And we still have leaders In this country and diseases like this hasn't been curbed.

  3. Let's just put civilisation aside and face reality, zamfara state governor might be right.. I guess the scholars and leaders of Egypt had a different opinion when the 10 plagues were released on them.

  4. What a shame APC government could not do anything to salvage this situation. If na Jona dey government now, we no go hear words. They will continue to blow whistle upon the poor man head.

    Shame to una APC. Make una continue to dey thief the vaccines at least, Lagos na only 2 person don die. More will not die.

    May God console all who have lost their loved ones through this dreaded diseases.

  5. Yet Awa leeders ah bisi lukin for the perents of the fonds aresthird in Ikoyee aouze....

  6. 745... This is getting out of hand.

  7. God should continue to protect us

  8. God please help this country

  9. Greedy leaders, they only want their family to be saved by stealing vaccines meant to be given


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