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Meningitis Outbreak Kills 41 In Sokoto State Nigeria..It Is Deadlier Than Ebola – Health Commissioner

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April 2nd, 2017 – Meningitis Outbreak Kills 41 In Sokoto State Nigeria..It Is Deadlier Than Ebola – Health Commissioner

The death toll of meningitis outbreak in Sokoto has risen to 41.

This was declared by the state health commissioner, Dr Kakale Balarabe.

In a chat with newsmen in Sokoto today, he said the outbreak which started on the 20th of March has claimed 41 lives with over 600 still in hospital.

According to him, the Local Government Areas worst hit by the killer disease include Bodinga, Kebbe, Wamakko, Kware, Tureta, Rabah, Gada and Dange/Shuni.

He added that  “C” strain of meningitis is deadlier than ebola disease as it kills within four to six hours of afflicting a patient.

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  1. Big Aunty Koks

    April 2, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    But meningitis is not new to Nigeria. How come the vaccines were not handy for ready use to avert the outbreak getting out of hand ? This is very disturbing.
    RIP to the dead and quick recovery to the sick.

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