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190 people died from meningitis in 2023, according to FG

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Nigerians are aware of the Cerebrospinal Meningitis outbreak, according to the Federal Government.
A person who has meningitis will have inflammation of the meninges, which are three membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.
According to the authorities, the sickness is more common during the dry season, which is accompanied by dust, winds, and chilly nights.
The disease claimed 190 deaths across the country last year, said FG.
In its 2022–2023 statistics, Nigeria recorded 2,765 suspected and 303 confirmed cases of meningitis with 190 deaths across 140 local government areas in 30 states, including the Federal Capital Territory, according to Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Ifedayo Adetufa.
The director of the NCDC stated that the “Meningitis Belt,” which consists of all 19 of the country’s northern states, the Federal Capital Territory, and a few states in the south like Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, and Osun, has the highest rate of CSM in Nigeria.
In a public health advisory, Adetufa stated that although vaccination rates have significantly increased in recent years, CSM is still a priority illness and a constant threat to public health in Nigeria.

 

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