Cerebrospinal Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria Situation Report (as at 9th May 2017)

from World Health Organization, Government of Nigeria
Published on 09 May 2017 View Original


  • From 13th December, 2016 to 8th May, 2017, 13,420 suspected cases and 1069 deaths (8%) were reported

  • Of the 448 laboratory confirmed cases, 293 (65.2%) were Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C

  • In the last four weeks (Epi-week 15-18), 48 Local Government Areas (LGAs) have reached alert/epidemic threshold in six States — Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi and Yobe

  • Technical teams still supporting coordination and response activities in the most affected States

  • First batch of medical team deployed to Zamfara and Sokoto States on Saturday, 6th May, 2017. The team is supporting case management and surveillance activities in these most affected States

  • Second ICG request for Zamfara state has been approved; delivery of 694,065 polysaccharide vaccine doses expected

  • The Government of Nigeria continues to work with global health partners to mobilize additional vaccines, procure laboratory and other supplies to assist with the ongoing response