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Meningitis outbreak, now in Lagos.


Fear has griped Nigerians since the outbreak of the deadly disease, Meningitis, has killed many in the country. But according to the recent report the disease is rapidly spreading.



Following the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, two persons were yesterday confirmed dead by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), just as the death toll increased to 438 across 19 states.
Just three days ago, the death toll from the CSM outbreak across 16 states was 336 with 146 laboratory-confirmed. The death toll was contained in a statistics released by NCDC, stating that of the 19 states,

Zamfara State has recorded the highest number of death since the disease broke out in Nigeria.
The statistics further revealed that the number of suspected cases three days ago has risen from 2,997 to 3,959.

NCDC noted that Lagos has joined the league of CSM affected states, saying the outbreak was recorded in a local government but did not reveal the council.

From Vanguard.

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