BREAKING: FG announces outbreak of new disease in Nigeria
Government of Nigeria says it has distributed epidemiologists and vaccines to contain
the outbreak of a new a concern of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in some parts
of the country.
Gada and Wauru towns of Gada Local Government Area, Sokoto State.
Thurday, March 16, in Abuja that the new tension, which is actually uncommon in
Nigeria, was brought into the country from Niger Republic.
vaccine and a team of epidemiologists have been sent down to the affected
regions to address the encounter.
states as an unfortunate occurrence, emphasizing that the ministry is on its
feet working tirelessly to arrest the situation.
become an annual ritual under this administration; we would want to put an end
to annual outbreak of meningitis in some of the northern states.
with the commissioner for health in Zamfara who is appreciative of what the
Federal Ministry of Health has been doing through the Nigeria Centre for
epidemiologists; they are actually called disease detectives, to support them
at the state level.”
vaccines and would never relent in terms of whatever was needed with regards to
material and technical support to contain the outbreak.
know in public health is that there is always an outbreak, but what is
uncertain is where and the type.
at any time.”
commissioners of health from the Northern parts of the country to bring on a
good plan and strong strategy to put an end to this menace in the country.
region are liable to get the disease and the states would be treated correspondingly
when challenged by outbreaks such as this.
people are coughing let them be referred to facilities, open windows and ensure
that we do not get infected easily.
susceptible and when they have unusual fever they should also be referred to
fever, meningitis and other diseases generally take place during the dry season
and we expect many health issues.
changed many things; as far as we are concern we would be ready for many
things,’’ Adewole said.
five lives in Sokoto State (Gada and Wauru towns), Dr Balarabe Kakale, who is the
state Commissioner for Health, said that the victims died at the Gada General
Hospital and Wauru Primary Health Centre.
the deaths were recorded at the Gada General hospital, while two were recorded
at the Wauru PHC.”
on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.