Cerebrospinal meningitis Update

Cerebrospinal meningitis Update

A CSM patient

Situation Report  (As at 6th April 2017): 3,959 suspected cases with 438 deaths

  • As at 5th April 2017, a  total of 3,959 suspected cases with 438 deaths (CFR=11.1%)  have been reported from 106 LGAs
  • outbreaks are currently reported in 19 States with five States mostly affected.
  • Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto States in the North-West zone, and Niger State in the North-Central zone account for about 95% of the cases reported
  • A total of 181 positive cases confirmed by Pastorex and Culture; Neisseria meningitides serotype C being the most common serotype accounting for 83% of laboratory confirmed cases
  • The most common serotype is Neisseria meningitidis serotype C (Nm C)
  • The most affected age group is 5-14 years and accounts for 52% of cases
  • Reactive vaccination campaign started on the 5th of April 2017 in Zamfara State with massive turnout in all the targeted communities
  • A joint team of NCDC, NPHCDA and partners is supporting the reactive vaccination campaign and outbreak response in Zamfara State.
  • Source: NCDC

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