Meningitis: 8,057 cases recorded, 745 Nigerians killed

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[Report]–Nigeria’s meningitis outbreak has been reported to have killed at least 745 of Nigeria’s population, according to Nigerian health officials.

According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,  8,057 suspected meningitis cases have been reported.

The reported cases has occurred more in northern states of Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger and Sokoto since the disease surfaced in December.

It should be noted that a meningitis epidemic killed 1 100 people and infected more than 10 000 in Nigeria and neighboring Niger in 2015.

It should be remembered that THE PAGE had earlier quoted the Minister of Health, Professor Issac Adewole, to have said that at least 489 Nigerians have been killed as a result of the current meningitis outbreak in Nigeria, the has said, adding that as at 12th April 2017, 4,637 cases of cerebro-spinal meningitis were recorded across the country.

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