Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria - Is There an End in Sight?
At least 813 people have been killed by meningitis since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country 16 weeks ago, says Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole. The minister says that efforts are being made towards fighting against the disease, particularly in the most affected states of Zamfara and Sokoto.
This Day, 27 April 2017
Vaccines have significantly reduced the threat of diseases like polio, measles, cholera and influenza that were once widespread and sometimes fatal worldwide. Today, more people… Read more »
Guardian, 27 April 2017
As of April 17 2017, there had been over 8000 reported cases of Meningitis in Nigeria, and nearly 800 deaths, and it’s not slowing down yet. The first case of the disease was… Read more »
This Day, 26 April 2017
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said it has delivered 850,000 doses of meningitis vaccines to the Sokoto State government in a bid to tackle the outbreak of the… Read more »
Nigeria: Meningitis Death Toll Hits 813
Daily Trust, 26 April 2017
The Federal Government says as of April 25, a total of 813 Nigerians have died of Cerebrospinal Meningitis serotype C. Read more »