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Meningitis: 11 confirmed cases in Kaduna, 8 dead

 

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.

The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Paul Dogo,
confirmed this when he spoke with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.

Dogo said that the state had recorded the eight deaths from 11 confirmed cases of CSM as at May 5.

He said that the state recorded 68 suspected cases in 15 local
government areas, but 11 cases were confirmed to be CSM and eight among
them died.

He said the eight cases were confirmed in Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Igabi and Giwa Local Government Areas.

“This makes Kaduna State to be ranked 22 out of the 28 states with confirmed cases of CSM nationwide,“ the commissioner said.

He said that proactive measures were being taken and DSNOs and ADSNOs
personnel were being trained on CSM outbreak investigation and case
management.

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