Metro Over 1000 Dead From Meningitis Epidemic Ravaging Northern Nigeria


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The deaths from the meningitis epidemic ravaging northern Nigeria has risen above 1,000 the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) has revealed.

As of May 9, a total of 13,420 suspected cases had been reported in 23 states with 1,069 deaths, giving a fatality ratio of eight per cent, a statement released by the CDC said.

Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina and Kebbi, which were the worst affected, have all seen a drop in the number of cases.

Two others which were also badly hit — Kebbi and Niger — recorded no deaths, the CDC said.
 

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