The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has reported that Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) has killed 52 Nigerians across 21 states between January 1, 2022, and March 5, 2023.
In a recent situation report, the NCDC revealed that 628 suspected cases, including 52 deaths (CFR 8.3%), were recorded during the 2022/2023 CSM seasons.
The affected states are Abia, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Ebonyi, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara.
According to the report, 91% of all cumulative cases were from four states, which are Jigawa (509 cases), Bauchi (23 cases), Zamfara (22 cases), and Oyo (14 cases). Also, males accounted for 62% of the cases while females accounted for 38%.
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