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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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)