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Meningitis cases near 10,000 in Nigeria

Epidemic response measures, including urgent vaccine distribution, are in place in 29 of the 43 local government areas of the 6 states most affected by the meningococcal meningitis outbreak (Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Yobe, Kebbi, and Niger). The Apr 24th situation update issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that: ‘9,646 suspected cases reported, 277 (2.9%) were laboratory confirmed, and 839 deaths (8.7%) recorded’ up to April 22nd. Read more.