Meningitis Adamawa Govt confirms 2 cases

Atiku however said that quick response teams had been deployed to the affected areas to curtail the spread of the disease.

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The Adamawa Government has confirmed recording two cases of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in Song and Yola South Local Government Areas.

Dr Fatima Atiku, the state Commissioner for Health, said this on Tuesday in a statement made available to newsmen in Yola.

Atiku however said that quick response teams had been deployed to the affected areas to curtail the spread of the disease.

Recently, to my dismay, Adamawa State also the recorded two cases in week 13 from Song and Yola South Local Government Areas, respectively.

“While that of song was confirmed to be Stereotype “C”, the one in Yola South is Stereotype “A”,’’ Atiku said.

The commissioner noted that no death has resulted from any of the two cases even though they were with different strains.

Atiku said government had since ensured isolation and prompt treatment of the two diagnosed cases in the Specialist Hospital Yola and the Song Cottage Hospital.

According to her, the state government was collaborating with other relevant partners including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

She said that drugs and supplies had been supplied for the management of the cases.

“Active surveillance teams were also mounted in all the 21 local government areas especially in those affected communities,’’ said the commissioner. 

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