1996 - Cerebrospinal meningitis in Nigeria
19 February 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
Outbreaks of meningitis have been reported in 9 States in the northern part of the country. As of 15 February, the Ministry of Health confirmed that over 3 000 cases with over 400 deaths had been reported. Most cases have been in Kano and Bauchi States, but cases have also been reported in states of Kebbi, Kwara, Niger, Taraba and Sokoto and possibly also in Katsina and Cross River States. The Ministry of Health in collaboration with WHO has sent a team of 5 experts to assess the situation and supervise control measures. Drugs and vaccines are available for the initial interventions.