Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria Claims Five Lives

by Medindia Content Team on  May 3, 2006 at 9:55 AM General Health News
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Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria Claims Five Lives
Cerebra Spinal Meningitis (CSM) has claimed five lives after an outbreak in the Sabon-Birni area of the Sokoto State. A parallel outbreak of measles has also been reported, though there have been no loss of lives.
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The five dead persons were among the fourteen who were reported to be suffering from the CSM infections.

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The state ministry of health has risen to the occasion and has expedited medical teams, drugs and vaccines to the affected areas, with a move to curb the spread of infection. The Acting Director, Medicals Services, Alhaji Maccido Dogon-Daji has advised people to keep the surroundings clean, sleep in well ventilated rooms and seek immediate medical attention in case of symptoms.

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