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Over 500 patients recover from meningitis in Yobe

No fewer than 564 patients out of the 636 recorded cases of meningitis outbreak in Yobe State have recovered, an official has said. Mr Haruna…

No fewer than 564 patients out of the 636 recorded cases of meningitis outbreak in Yobe State have recovered, an official has said.

Mr Haruna Umar, the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer, Primary Healthcare Management Board, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Damaturu.

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Umar said that 22 deaths had been recorded with 564 patients fully recovered while the remaining 50 were being observed and managed at isolation centres

Umar said that the first suspected case was reported on Dec 24, 2023 and confirmed on Jan 26.

He added that the 636 cases were recorded across six local government areas of Machina, Nangere, Fika, Fune, Potiskum and Gujba. (NAN)

 

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