Friday, 14 April 2017

Meningitis: Death toll increases as Zamfara records high number of deaths and infected patients

Nigeria - The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Abdullahi Muhammad Shinkafi has revealed that about 346 death have occured and 3, 145 infected since the outbreak of meningitis in Zamfara State. This was disclosed during a phone-in programme organised by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Gusau. According to Shinkafi, who is also the chairman of state Committee on Monitoring, Prevention and Control, those infected with the fatal disease are receiving treatment in various centers. He also added that the government had already established two emergency operations centres in each local government with a view to helping their communities to kick out the epidemic. Source: