Meningitis epidemic killed 745 people in the North of Nigeria.

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The epidemic of meningitis in the North of Nigeria durign five months made 745 deaths, according to the Nigerian national Center of surveillance of the diseases ( NCDC). 745 deaths were registered on more than 8 000 counted suspected cases, reports the NCDC, in spite of a vast vaccination led by the authorities. The immense majority of the suspected case (93 %) were listed in five States of the North of Nigeria: Zamfara – Where the first wave of meningitis appeared, between 12 and on December 18th, 2016 -, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi and Niger. Meetings also took place between the governors of the affected States, the federal authorities and the traditional leaders of the North, to suit campaigns of prevention and raising awareness to be led locally to stop the epidemic. About 420 000 people were already vaccined and Nigeria received 823 000 doses of vaccines from Great Britain to pursue its campaign, according to the statements of Secretary of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire.

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