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April, 2019

  • 4 April

    Meningitis Kills 48 In 15 States – NCDC

    Cerebrospinal meningitis has claimed 48 lives since the outbreak commenced in October last year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  has revealed. The centre in its situation report  released yesterday said that a total of 541 suspected cases  were reported from 15 states between October 1st, 2018 to 27th …

March, 2018

  • 2 March

    Meningitis Kills Seven In Katsina

    Seven people have died following an outbreak of suspected Cerebral Spinal Meningitis, CSM, at Jaja village of Ganagarawa ward in Jibia Local Government area of Katsina state. Similarly, about 104 persons have been affected with whooping cough in three villages of Unguwar Kuka, Kaishemu and  Dambawa villages of Bugaje ward in …

February, 2018

  • 21 February

    Meningitis Kills 4 In Niger

    Four people have died from Cerebrospinal Meningitis in Niger state as a result of the outbreak of the disease. Mustapha Jubril, the state commissioner of health confirmed this on Wednesday. He said presently, about 31 cases have been reported with nine laboratory tests confirmed. The four deaths were recorded in …

June, 2017

  • 28 June

    FG Declares Nigeria Meningitis Free

    The Federal Government has officially declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘type c’ deadly Cero Spinal Meningitis, CSM, which has claimed thousands of lives since the outbreak in 2016. Isaac Oyewole, minister of health, disclosed this to state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council weekly meeting in Abuja. He …

  • 8 June

    Meningitis Outbreak Caused By Climatic Change – Ngige

    NLC Ends Rift With Ngige

      Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, has blamed the recent outbreak of meningitis in the country on climate change. Ngige said over 1000 casualties was recorded during the latest outbreak of the ailment can be blamed on the adverse effects of climate change. He said this while addressing …

May, 2017

  • 12 May

    Meningitis Death Toll Hit 1,000

    The Center for Disease Control, CDC, has said more than 1,000 people have died from an outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria. It said that as of May 9, a total of 13,420 cases had been reported in 23 states across the country, with 1.069 deaths, giving a fatality ratio of …

  • 4 May

    Meningitis Kills Eight In Katsina

    Cerebro Spinal Meningitis has killed not less than eight people at Tsabu village in Mai’adua Local Government Area of Katsina State, an official has said. Nasiru Mani, the Director of Primary Health Care of the council, told newsmen in Mai’adua on Thursday. Mani said the outbreak of the deadly disease …

April, 2017

  • 28 April

    FG Needs N47b For Meningitis Vaccines – Minister

    The Federal Government said about N46.7bn is required to vaccinate the population against the Type C meningitis. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, stated this on Thursday while briefing the National Economic Council, NEC, meeting. He said there had been 9,646 suspected cases of meningitis in Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, Niger, Kebbi …

  • 27 April

    FG Donates Meningitis Vaccines To Sokoto

    The Federal Government has donated 1.8 million vaccine doses of type “C” strain of meningitis to the Sokoto State Government. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal made this known at Dange town, headquarters of Dange/Shuni Local Government Area of the state when he launched the mass vaccination of two million people against Cerebro …

  • 27 April

    Meningitis: Death Toll Hits 813

    The Federal Government on Wednesday said 813 people have died as a result of the recent outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis witnessed in some parts of the country. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this while briefing State House correspondents of the outcome of the weekly meeting of the Federal …

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