- Cerebro-spinal Meningitis has claimed the lives of eight people in Katsina state
- The first case was detected in Bugaje ward of Jibia local government area on January 17
- Seven of the deaths occurred at respective homes
Eight people have been confirmed dead in Katsina state as a result of an outbreak of Cerebro-spinal Meningitis.
This was disclosed by the Katsina state commissioner for Health, Mariatu Usman, confirmed this via a text message on Sunday, March 3.
She said the first case was detected in Bugaje ward of Jibia local government area on January 17 and that seven of the deaths occurred at respective homes.
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“Our team had visited the ward several times, investigated the cases, gave treatment, drug and health education on preventive measures to the community. As of today there is only one active case and is responding to treatment. Treatment and drug have been propositioned at CHC Magama Jibia.
“Reactive vaccination is planned to start next week in communities that are most affected including Bugaje and Gangara in Jibia LGA,” she said.
Saadu Suleiman, the information officer, Jibia local government said the victims “were five males and three females and they died between last Monday and Friday”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Cerebro Spinal Meningitis killed not fewer than eight people at Tsabu village in Mai’adua Local Government Area of Katsina state.
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The director of Primary Health Care in the local government Nasiru Mani confirmed the news to NAN in Mai’adua on Thursday, May 4.
Mani said the meningitis outbreak was discovered in the last two days following a report from the community.
He said that 16 cases were recorded, out of which eight people had died.
Nigerians speaking about health care in the country on Legit.ng TV: