Meningitis Yobe records suspected cases of disease

The state Commissioner for Health, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Thursday, saying that the cases are under investigation.

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Cases of Meningitis reported in Yobe State.

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Suspected cases of Cebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) have been reported in Fika and Nguru Local Government Areas of Yobe.

Dr Bello Kawuwa, the state Commissioner for Health, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Thursday, saying that the cases are under investigation.

“We are still investigating the cases to determine whether they are CSM; the outcome of the investigation will provide us with the true position,” he said.

However, the commissioner did not give the number of cases recorded so far.

Kawuwa said medical teams have been deployed to the affected areas to access and control the situation.

“We are on top of the situation and we are doing everything possible to control the cases in the two local government areas,” he said.

NAN gathered that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has joined the state medical team to check the situation.

A WHO staff told NAN on condition of anonymity that “we (WHO) are supporting the state team to control the situation”.

Meanwhile, the state Ministry of Health has embarked on sensitisation campaign against communicable diseases, including CSM, as the hot season intensifies. 

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