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Nigeria Meningitis - Briefing Note – 11 April 2017

Crisis Overview

3,959 cases of meningitis, 181 laboratory confirmed, resulting in 438 deaths have been reported as of 5 April. While 19 states have reported outbreaks, 97% of reported cases are in six states: Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara. Meningitis serotype C, or NmC, is responsible for 83% of laboratory confirmed cases and is severely under-vaccinated in the affected areas. Additionally, vaccines for NmC is very costly at USD 50 per dose. Both this cost and local health capacity has limited response thus far.

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Organization(s): 
Assessment Capacities Project
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Original Publication Date: 
11 Apr 2017
Document type: 
Analysis Report
Location(s): 
Katsina
Birnin Kebbi
Damaturu
Niger
Gusau
Sokoto South
Coordination hub(s): 
Yobe State
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