NCDC Situation Report: 2018/2019 Cerebro-spinal Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria (Week 16)

Report
from Government of Nigeria
Published on 19 Apr 2019 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is the 18 th situation report for 2018/2019 season

  • The National Emergency Operations Centre for Cerebrospinal Meningitis is coordinating national response activities

  • States in the meningitis belt were formally placed on alert on the 8th of November 2018

  • As at epi week 15, 2019, 14 new suspected cases were reported.

  • Beginning from 1 st October, 2018 to 19 th April, 2019, a total of 760 suspected cases have been reported from 15 states

  • Ninety samples were positive for bacterial meningitis

  • Neisseria meningitides serogroup C (NmC) accounted for 28.9% (26) of the positive cases

  • So far, 58 deaths (CFR=7.6%) have been recorded among all suspected cases

  • In the last four weeks (Epi Wk12 to Epi Wk15,2019), two LGAs were in the alert threshold

  • Media messages have been developed and disseminated via conventional and social media

  • Monitoring of situation continues across the high risk states