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Nigeria: NCDC Situation Report: 2018/2019 Cerebro-spinal Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria (Week 21)

Source: Government of Nigeria Country: Nigeria
HIGHLIGHTS This is the 24th 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 21, 2019, 2 new suspected cases were reported: Jigawa {2} Beginning from 1 st October, 2018 to 5 th June 2019, a total of 914 suspected cases have been reported from 15 states One hundred and ten {110) samples were positive for bacterial meningitis Neisseria meningitides serogroup C (NmC) accounted for 31.8% (35) of the positive cases So far, 65 deaths (CFR=7.1%) have been recorded among all suspected cases In the last four weeks (Epi Wk18 to Epi Wk21,2019), no LGA is 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


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