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NCDC 2019 Measles Outbreak in Nigeria, December 31, 2019

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• The National Measles Technical Working Group (MSTWG) is monitoring surveillance data across all states

• In this reporting month, 1 st – 31 st December 2019:

o 1,109 suspected cases of measles were recorded in 36 states with 3 deaths (CFR=0.3%)

o Katsina (252), Borno (118), Sokoto (91), Kaduna (75) and Kebbi (64) states account for 54.1% of the cases reported in December 2019

• Between epi-week 1- 52 (January – December), 2019:

o A total of 61,931 suspected cases have been recorded from 762 LGAs in 36 states and FCT with 291 deaths (CFR = 0.5%)

o Out of 13,324 samples tested, 3,224 (24.2%) were IgM positive for Measles (laboratory confirmed) while 9,666 (72.6%) were discarded

• Media messages have been developed and disseminated across social and conventional media platforms