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NCDC 2019 Measles Outbreak in Nigeria, October 31, 2019

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

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

o 1,339 suspected cases of measles were recorded in 36 states and FCT with no death (CFR=0%)

o Katsina (267), Borno (196), Yobe (98), Sokoto (83), Bauchi (71) and Ekiti (51) states account for up to 57% of the cases reported in October 2019

• Between epi-week 1- 43 (January – October), 2019:

o A total of 56,831suspected cases have been recorded from 754 LGAs in 36 states and FCT with 275 deaths (CFR = 0.5%)

o Out of the 11,071 samples tested, 2,380 (21%) were IgM positive for Measles (confirmed) while 7,445 were discarded

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