BIGGEST MENINGITIS OUTBREAK YET IN NIGERIA


Cerebrospinal Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria Situation Report (as at 6th April 2017)

REPORTfrom World Health Organization, UN Children’s Fund, Government of Nigeria Published on 06 Apr 2017 —View Original
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Highlights

Reactive vaccination campaign started on the 5th of April 2017 in Zamfara State with massive turnout in all the targeted communities

A joint team of NCDC, NPHCDA and partners is supporting the reactive vaccination campaign and outbreak response in Zamfara State

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)

The most common serotype is Neisseria meningitidis serotype C (Nm C)

As at 5th April 2017, a total of 3,959 cases with 438 deaths have been reported, with 181 laboratory confirmed cases. The apparent increase in number of cases is as a result of intensified case-finding going on in the affected States.

Meningitis EOC has deployed personnel to support response activities in the five most affected States.

http://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria/cerebrospinal-meningitis-outbreak-nigeria-situation-report-6th-april-2017

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