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)
The number of new cases of suspected meningitis being reported has begun to decline as outbreak control measures take effect. A total of 628 new cases were reported in week 16 versus 1,935 in week 15 and 2,127 in week 14. The cumulative number of suspected cases recorded in Nigeria throughout the outbreak period is now 9,646 and 839 deaths from 43 Local Government Areas in 23 states. (Govt, 26 Apr 2017)
Health sector is supporting the State Ministry of Health and State Primary Health Care Agency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to lead the preparedness process for cerebro-spinal meningitis epidemic, which is a looming threat in the region. A draft epidemic preparedness and response plan has been prepared for North-East Nigeria. As of April 13, 2017, a total of 5,695 suspected cases have been reported; included 221 (4%) laboratory confirmed cases; and 611 deaths (WHO, Gov't Nigeria, Health Cluster, 30 Apr 2017.)
The meningitis outbreak situation in Nigeria is gradually improving. During week 18 (week ending 7 May 2017), the four most affected states of Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina and Kebbi observed reduction in the weekly caseload and deaths. (WHO, 12 May 2017)
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This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 44 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 33 ungraded events.
The Borno State Ministry of Health (SMoH)’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) mechanism has been re-activated under the umbrella of the Health Sector Coordination, and with the support of WHO, UNICEF and partners. The mechanism aims to respond to the looming threat of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM) epidemic that has already affected at least five states in Nigeria. A series of trainings for clinicians, nurses and laboratory scientists of secondary health-care facilities is taken place in Maiduguri and Biu LGAs in Borno State.
An outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM), which started in December 2016, is ongoing in Nigeria
As at 22nd April, 2017, of the 9,646 suspected cases reported, 277 (2.9%) were laboratory confirmed, and 839 deaths (8.7%) recorded
In the last four weeks (Epi-Week 12-16), 43 Local Government Areas (LGAs) have reached alert/epidemic threshold in seven States — Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Yobe and Plateau
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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.
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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.