Know The States Currently At Risk In The Meningitis Outbreak

About 328 Nigerians have been confirmed dead and 2,524 affected as a result of the  Meningitis outbreak affecting parts of the country.

Medical experts have advised people to ensure good personal hygiene and sleep in well-ventilated rooms to curtail the spread of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which is caused by excessive heat.

meningitis Outbreak

Symptoms of the disease include stiff neck, high fever, rash, headache, vomiting, and confusion.

According to the ministry of health in a report, 90 local government areas across 16 states of the country have been affected so far. They include:

  • Zamfara
  • Kastina
  • Sokoto
  • Kebbi
  • Niger
  • Nassarawa
  • Jigawa
  • FCT
  • Gombe
  • Taraba
  • Yobe
  • Kano
  • Osun
  • Cross Rivers
  • Lagos
  • Plateau

Click here to know how to prevent yourself from contacting the disease.

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