1996 - Cerebrospinal meningitis in Nigeria - Update
07 March 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
Additional reports received from Nigeria brings the total number of cases to 17 668 with 2 550 deaths as at 5 March. Most (1 347) of the 1 935 additional cases since the report of 4 March were reported from Jigawa State where information was previously unavailable. The cases were reported in 15 States: Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Enugu, Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto and Taraba States but seven of them (Bauchi, Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, and Sokoto) accounted for 93% of the cases.