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

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