Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    NCDC: Nigeria records 13,420 cases as meningitis kills 1,069 across 23 states

NCDC: Nigeria records 13,420 cases as meningitis kills 1,069 across 23 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDS) on Thursday released a situation report on the outbreak of Meningitis in Nigeria.The report, tweeted via its Twitter handle is titled, "Epidemic Curve of CSM Outbreak in Nigeria as at May 9, 2017."According to the report, there are 13,420 reported cases while 1,069 deaths have been recorded.The report also shows that persons between [...]

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    13 killed as meningitis hits Liberia

13 killed as meningitis hits Liberia

Bernice Dahn, Liberia's minister of health, has confirmed that four people have tested positive for a strain of meningitis.According to Reuters, a total of 31 cases of the 'mystery illness' had been reported, including 13 deaths in the outbreak, which has been linked to the attendance of the funeral of a religious leader.While addressing journalists, Dahn said seven specimens from [...]

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    Eight killed in fresh outbreak of meningitis in Katsina

Eight killed in fresh outbreak of meningitis in Katsina

At least eight people have died in an outbreak of Meningitis in Tsabu village, Mai’adua local government area of Katsina state.Nasiru Mani, director of primary health care of the council, confirmed this to NAN on Thursday.Mani said the outbreak of the deadly disease was discovered in the last two days following a report from the community.He said 16 cases were [...]

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    Death toll in meningitis outbreak rises to 813

Death toll in meningitis outbreak rises to 813

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says 813 lives have been lost to the meningitis outbreak that has lasted 16 weeks.Adewole disclosed this while speaking to journalists at the end of Wednesday's federal executive council meeting.He also said the spread of the disease had reduced."As of yesterday (Tuesday), the number of deaths stood at 813. As of now, we are also [...]

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    Meningitis: Death toll rises to 745

Meningitis: Death toll rises to 745

Since the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis, 745 persons have died and there have been 8,057 suspected cases, says the federal government.This was made known in a statement by Lawal Bakare, the technical assistant, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)."As of April 17, 2017 (Monday), 8,057 suspected cases of meningitis had been reported across the country; 230 (3 per cent) were [...]

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    Meningitis kills 33 in Niger state

Meningitis kills 33 in Niger state

Thirty-three people have died from the Cerebrol Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Niger state out of 116 suspected cases recorded, an official disclosed to NAN on Friday.Yahaya Na’uzo, executive director of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPCDA), said nine persons died from the type C meningitis while the remaining 24 died of the type A and B since the [...]

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    WHO: Nigeria gets 500,000 doses of meningitis C vaccine — more on the way

WHO: Nigeria gets 500,000 doses of meningitis C vaccine — more on the way

Nigeria has received 500,000 doses of meningitis C containing vaccine to combat the epidemic in the country, the WHO has said.The doses were sent by the International Coordinating Group (ICG), an organisation that coordinates the provision of vaccine during outbreak emergencies.Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO country representative to Nigeria, said this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.He said the vaccines, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Meningitis, heat wave ‘kill 61 Boko Haram suspects’ in Borno barracks

EXCLUSIVE: Meningitis, heat wave ‘kill 61 Boko Haram suspects’ in Borno barracks

At least 61 Boko Haram suspects detained at Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state have died as a result of heat, meningitis, and other harsh conditions, TheCable has learnt.Eight deaths were said to have been recorded on Wednesday after the military authorities released 593 about detainees to the Borno state government, others happened earlier.The bodies of the deceased were taken [...]

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    Meningitis: $1bn needed for vaccines as death toll rises to 489

Meningitis: $1bn needed for vaccines as death toll rises to 489

The federal government says it needs more than $1 billion for vaccines to eradicate meningitis epidemic in the five most affected states in the northern region.Issac Adewole, the minister of health, disclosed this while addressing an emergency meeting of the northern traditional council and the 19 northern state governors on Tuesday in Kaduna.NAN reports that the meeting was convened by [...]

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    Meningitis didn’t kill anyone in Lagos, says state govt

Meningitis didn’t kill anyone in Lagos, says state govt

Jide Idris, Lagos state commissioner for health, has dismissed the reports of two deaths from cerebrospinal meningitis in the state.On Friday, the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) had released statistics which claimed that the disease killed two people in the state.The statistics also indicated that three cases were recorded in Lagos so far.Adeola Salako, director, public affairs in the state [...]

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    Many states on high alert as meningitis death toll rises to 438

Many states on high alert as meningitis death toll rises to 438

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the death toll from the dreaded meningitis disease has risen to 438 from the 336 it was three days ago.Many states across the country have put health workers on alert, and have also been sensitising residents on measures to adopt in order to avoid the disease.NCDC said so far, 3,959 cases have [...]

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    Baton exchange of epidemics: From cholera to meningitis

Baton exchange of epidemics: From cholera to meningitis

The poor health indices reeled out on this page repeatedly are pointers to the fact that much more is still being expected from the Nigerian government to turn around the health system to save the needs of the majority poor souls residing in Nigeria.Discerning observers have wondered why year in year out we kept recycling the same old epidemics that [...]

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    Meningitis: 1,400 prisoners vaccinated in Bauchi

Meningitis: 1,400 prisoners vaccinated in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency has vaccinated 1,400 inmates and 240 prisons’ staff against  Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM).Adamu Gamawa, chairman of the agency, made this known in an interview with NAN on Thursday.According to him, the proactive measure is to prevent the occurrence of the disease among prison inmates in view of the congestion in the prisons.He [...]

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    Zamfara governor, meningitis and primitive thoughts

Zamfara governor, meningitis and primitive thoughts

BY RAHAMAN ONIKEThe recent asseveration by Zamfara governor, Abdul'aziz Yari, that the outbreak of the calamitous Type C cerebrospinal meningitis in the state was a manifestation of the wrath of God has exposed the defectiveness of his thoughts on policy issues. Through his assertion, it could be deducted that Governor Yari has a wrong orientation of the mysterious affliction ravaging some [...]

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    Meningitis: Yari says he was misquoted but insists ‘all diseases come from God’

Meningitis: Yari says he was misquoted but insists ‘all diseases come from God’

Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor, said his comments on meningitis outbreak were taken out of context in an attempt to embarrass him and "tarnish his rising reputation".The governor was reported to have said that God sent the Type C strain of meningitis to Nigeria because of the sins of fornication.His comments had elicited heavy backlash from many prominent persons and [...]

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    Meningitis spreads to Cross River, kills 12-year-old boy

Meningitis spreads to Cross River, kills 12-year-old boy

The dreaded meningitis disease ravaging parts of the north has spread to Cross River state, killing a 12-year-old boy identified as Paul Ogar.Inyang Asibong, commissioner of health in the state, disclosed this on Wednesday, saying 24 cases had been reported.The commissioner said Ogar was brought from Ogoja local government area to Calabar, the capital of the state.She explained that Ogoja [...]

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