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Meningitis: List of 21 states with mortality record


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Cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) killed 52 people in 21 states between last year and March 5, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has said.

In a situation report released yesterday, the NCDC said as of March 5, a total of 628 suspected cases, including 52 deaths (CFR 8.3%), were reported from 21 states in the 2022–2023 CSM seasons.

It said the 20 states that reported suspected CSM cases in 2022/2023 were: Abia, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Ebonyi, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, 

Nasarawa, Niger, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara.

The report said that “91% of all cumulative cases were from four (4) states: Jigawa (509 cases), Bauchi (23 cases), Zamfara (22 cases), and Oyo (14 cases).”

It said males accounted for 62% of the cases, while 38% were female.

“Ten LGAs across five states, Jigawa (7), Bauchi (1), Oyo (1), Plateau (1), and Zamfara (1), reported more than 5 cases each this CSM season 2022-2023,” the report added.

NCDC said the number of new suspected cases in epidemiological week nine decreased by 84% compared with epidemiological week nine.

It said the national multi-sectoral Cerebrospinal Meningitis Technical Working Group (TWG) continued to monitor responses across states.

Daily Trust


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