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Meningitis still on rampage

Meningitis still on rampage

MENINGITIS outbreak has been on for months and it’s still on the rampage. Many children are affected and are on admission in hospital across the country. A report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that at least 438 deaths from 3,959 suspected cases, of which 181 are laboratory-confirmed, have been recorded in 106 local government areas in 19 states.

Nigeria meningitis death toll tops 1,000

Nigeria meningitis death toll tops 1,000

More than 1,000 people have died in an outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria, the Centre for Disease Control said Thursday, but added that the spread of the disease is slowing. The outbreak has mostly affected children in Africa’s most populous country. As of May 9, a total of 13,420 suspected cases had been reported in […]