As of 19 March 2017, a total of 1,407 suspected cases of meningitis and 211 deaths have been reported from 40 local government areas in five states of Nigeria since December 2016. Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto account for 89% of these cases. (WHO, 24 Mar 2017)
As at April 3, 2017, a total of 2,997 suspected cases of CSM have been reported in 16 States in Nigeria, of which 146 have been laboratory-confirmed. Unfortunately, 336 deaths have also been recorded...A total of 500,000 doses of Meningitis C vaccines have been distributed to some of the affected States for immediate outbreak response vaccination. An additional 823,970 doses of Meningitis C vaccines are expected from the UK to support vaccination activities in other affected States. The Emergency Operations Centre will support State-wide vaccination campaign which starts in Zamfara State on Wednesday the 5th of April, 2017. (Govt, 4 Apr 2017)
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ABUJA, April 26 (Reuters) - A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people so far this year, the country's health minister said, as Africa's most populous country and aid organisations attempt to tackle the surge in infections.
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This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 42 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continues to coordinate a national emergency response to the ongoing cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) outbreak, which started in December 2016.
As at April 17, 2017, 8,057 suspected cases have been reported; 230 (3%) are laboratory confirmed. A total of 745 deaths (9.2%) have been recorded.
An outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM), which started in December 2016, is ongoing in Nigeria.
As at April 13, 2017, a total of 5,695 suspected cases have been reported; 221 (4%) are laboratory confirmed; 611 deaths (10.9%) have been recorded.
The outbreak currently affects 25 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across six states— Zamfara, Sokoto,
Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, and Yobe. Note that the affected LGAs in Yobe State have reported NmA. No NmC (as seen in the other states above) has been reported in Yobe.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
ABUJA | NIGERIA
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 29 ungraded events.
This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of influenza-like illness in Senegal.
A vaccination campaign is underway in Nigeria to contain an outbreak of meningitis C, a strain of meningitis which first emerged in the country in 2013. Since the beginning of this year, the country has reported 4637 suspected cases and 489 deaths across five states.
Years of insurgency and counterinsurgency operations have resulted in the displacement of approximately 1.9 million people and created a food and nutrition crisis in Nigeria’s northeast. The worst-affected local government areas of northeast Nigeria are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food security conditions and Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) levels above emergency threshold.
Dozens of hospitals have been hit by airstrikes since February 2017 - the Idlib governorate, where a recent chemical attack killed 89, has been particularly affected.
Many hospitals have stopped being functioning due to damage and health care personnel being killed or fleeing - putting an additional strain on the health system.
Some of those injured in the chemical in Idlib attack had to be transferred to hospitals in Turkey for treatment.
3,959 cases of meningitis, 181 laboratory confirmed, resulting in 438 deaths have been reported as of 5 April. While 19 states have reported outbreaks, 97% of reported cases are in six states: Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara. Meningitis serotype C, or NmC, is responsible for 83% of laboratory confirmed cases and is severely undervaccinated in the affected areas. Additionally, vaccines for NmC is very costly at USD 50 per dose. Both this cost and local health capacity has limited response thus far.
DE FORTES PLUIES TUENT TROIS PERSONNES ET DÉTRUISENT DES MAISONS
De fortes pluies dans la région de Mandoul, au sud, ont tué trois personnes et ont endommagé plus de 180 maisons. Une équipe du Service aux affaires sociales du pays se trouve dans la région pour évaluer les dégâts et fournir de l'aide. L’aide alimentaire et aux moyens de subsistance, ainsi que les abris sont les principaux besoins.
LE FEU DÉTRUIT UN SITE DE DÉPLACÉS À KAGA BANDORO
HEAVY RAINS KILL THREE, WRECK HOUSES
Recent heavy rains in southern Mandoul region killed three people and damaged more than 180 houses. A team from the country’s Social Affairs Services is in the region to assess the damage and provide assistance. Food, shelter and livelihood assistance are the main needs.
Central Africa Republic
FIRE DESTROYS IDP SITE IN KAGA BANDORO
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)