Thursday, June 29, 2017

After 1,166 Deaths, FG Declares Meningitis Outbreak Over

After the disease had caused about 1,166 deaths over 23 weeks in 25 states, the Nigerian government has finally declared the meningitis epidemic over in the country.

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, made the declaration yesterday.

“We have formally declared the Meningitis outbreak over in the country,” he told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had earlier on Monday on its official Twitter handle declared that the meningitis outbreak was over. Thank God.