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Nigeria Meningitis Outbreak Death Toll Rises To 438 As 3,959 Cases Reported.

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Nigeria’s death toll from suspected cases of meningitis has reached 438, an official said.

John Oladejo, the incident manager of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, stated this in a statement released by the centre
“As at April 5, 2016, 3,959 suspected cases have been reported as part of the current outbreak, of which 181 cases have been laboratory-confirmed.

“A total of 438 deaths (11 per cent of all cases) have been reported from 106 LGAs in 19 states in the country and outbreak response and control activities are ongoing in the State to curtail the outbreak”, he added.

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