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Meningitis kills eight in Kaduna

Dr-Paul-Dogo

The Kaduna State Government says it has recorded eight deaths since the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) was reported in parts of the country in January. Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Paul Dogo, confirmed this when he spoke with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, May 15, 2017. Dogo said that the state had recorded the eight deaths ...

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Meningitis kills 10 in Sokoto

Balarabe-Kakale

Meningitis has killed no fewer than 10 persons in Shagari Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State in the last few weeks, its Chairman, Alhaji Jabbi Shagari, has said. Shagari said on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Sokoto that “the deaths were recorded out of the several cases that are being treated across the local government”. He said: “Happily however, ...

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Meningitis: 33 dead in Niger, Sokoto to immunise 2m, WHO provides vaccine

Dr.-Wondimagegnehu-Alemu

Thirty-three people have died from the Cerebrol Spinal Meningitis in Niger State out of the 116 suspected cases recorded, an official disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, April 14, 2017. Executive Director of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Yahaya Na’uzo, said nine persons died from the type C meningitis, while the remaining 24 died ...

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Meningitis kills six, 24 hospitalised in Katsina

Isaac-Adewole

Funtua Local Government Council in Katsina State, northern Nigeria, on Thursday, April 13, 2017 confirmed the death of six persons and the hospitalisation 24 others as a result of outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis. Muibat Abdullahi, the Primary Health Care Coordinator of the Council, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the outbreak started from a Quranic (Almajiri) school ...

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Meningitis deaths report false – Lagos

Jide-Idris

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, has said that the alleged death of two persons from Cerebro Spinal Meningitis in the state is untrue. The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) had on Friday, April 7, 2017 released statistics which claimed that meningitis killed two people in the state. The statistics also indicated that three cases were recorded ...

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Meningitis: Lagos alerts residents

Jide-Idris

The Lagos State Government has alerted members of the public on the dangers of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis and urged them to report any suspected case to the nearest public health facility. A new strain of CSM causative agent, Neisseria Meningitides type C, which is slightly different from the causative agent of the seasonal CSM in Nigeria, has affected no fewer ...

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Reverend Sister battling meninigitis dies, government moves to curb rising death toll from ailment

Isaac-Adewole

The Catholic Church in Nigeria on Sunday, April 2, 2017 confirmed the death of Rev. Sister Christiana Umeadi, its Health Coordinator, in an auto crash. A statement signed by Rev. Fr. Christian Anyanwu, the Director of Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, in Abuja, said Umeadi, until her death, was a member of the Sokoto Diocese. Anyanwu said Sister Umeadi, who ...

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Death toll in Sokoto meningitis attack now 21

Balarabe-Kakale

The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 21. The state Health Commissioner, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Sunday, March 26 2017. Kakale gave an update on the state of high alert declared by the Ministry since March 20. ...

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