Cerebrospinal Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria Situation Report as at 28 March 2017

Report
from World Health Organization, Government of Nigeria
Published on 28 Mar 2017 View Original

Highlights (28 March 2017):

i. Meningitis outbreaks are currently reported in five States (Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger and Sokoto) in Northwest and Northcentral zones of Nigeria

ii. The most common serotype is Neisseria meningitidis serotype C (Nm C)

iii. As at 28th of March 2017, a total of 1966 cases with 282 deaths have been reported with 109 being laboratory confirmed

iv. About 500,000 doses of the AC-PS vaccine granted by the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision (ICG) for reactive vaccination in Zamfara has arrived Nigeria

v. Reactive Vaccination has been scheduled for 7th – 11th April 2017 in Zamfara State, while other States are preparing their ICG requests