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Meningitis kills 2 in Lagos, death toll hits 438

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The Cerebrospinal Meningitis  outbreak disease has now claimed 438 lives across the country including two in Lagos State, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) yesterday.

Zamfara State has the highest figure of 262 as at April 5, 2017.

Sokoto followe with 61 and Katsina State with 48.

The table shows that three cases were recorded in Lagos State  with two leading to death.

A total of 3,959 cases were recorded nationwide.

The NCDC said the apparent increase in number of cases was as a result of intensified case-finding going on in the affected States.

The most common serotype is Neisseria meningitidis serotype C (Nm C). Meningitis EOC has deployed personnel to support response activities in the five most affected States.

9News Nigeria

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