Meningitis outbreak: Death toll rises to 745

FG strengthens prevention measures Latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicate that the number of deaths associated with the Cerebrospinal Meningitis outbreak in some states in the country has risen to 745. A statement made available by the Technical Adviser Communications of NCDC, Dr. Lawal Bakare, yesterday in Abuja, disclosed that out of the total 8,057 reported cases, 7,519 cases were recorded in five northern states namely; Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi and Niger. “As at April 17, 2017, 8,057 suspected cases of meningitis have been…

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