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NCDC Reveals Mode of Meningitis Transmission

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has revealed that meningitis can be transmitted through coughing, sneezing and kissing.

According to the centre, the most common signs and symptoms of meningitis are fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, pain on looking at bright lights, neck stiffness, and altered consciousness levels.

It added that Nigeria has recorded 961 suspected cases and 56 deaths of meningitis in 32 states including the Federal Capital Territory across 159 Local Government Areas in 2022.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, a thin layer of the connective tissue that covers the brain and the spinal cord.

Written by: Helen Obih

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