Meningitis, CSM Disease Outbreak Kills 1, Leaves 23 Hospitalised In Calabar Cross Rivers State

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April 5, 2017 – Cerebral Spinal Meningitis, CSM Disease Outbreak Kills 1, Leaves 23 Hospitalised In Calabar Cross Rivers State

An outbreak of the viral Meningitis disease has been reported in Cross River State.

The latest victim of the killer disease has been identified as 12-year-old Paul Ogar from Ogoja LGA of the state. He was rushed to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital where he gave up the ghost.

According to the State Health Commissioner, Doctor Asibong Inyang, 23 others have been hospitalized in the state.

He urged residents to increase their personal hygiene, especially washing of hands, avoiding overcrowded places and direct contact with people coughing or sneezing.

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