Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Meningococcal disease in Nigeria

26 March 2004

The Ministry of Health has reported a total of 327 cases and 46 deaths in 21 local government areas in Jigwa state.

Samples have been taken to determine the serogroup. The Ministry of Health has provided 150, 000 doses of bivalent (A/C) vaccine and UNICEF has provided oily chloramphenicol.

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