Cerebrospinal Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria Situation Report (as at 24th April 2017)

from World Health Organization, Government of Nigeria
Published on 01 May 2017 View Original


  • 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

  • Additional technical teams are still in affected States supporting coordination and other response activities

  • Planned reactive vaccination campaign in Sokoto State by National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) will now commence on 27th April, 2017

  • Additional commodities for laboratory diagnosis and treatment have been provided for the most affected States

  • The Government of Nigeria has concluded plans to deploy 62 medical teams – 28 and 34 to Zamfara and Sokoto States, respectively. Each team shall comprise of a Medical Doctor, a Nurse, Laboratory Scientist and supported by Data Officers per LGA

  • The Government of Nigeria continues to actively work with Global Health partners to facilitate increased vaccines, labor-atory and other supplies procurement to assist with the ongoing response