13 Jun 2017 Nigeria
From 13 December, 2016 to 2 June, 2017, a total of 14,473 suspected cases of meningiitis and 1,155 deaths have been reported from 25 States. Of the 460 laboratory confirmed cases, 80.6% were Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C. In the last four weeks 24 local government areas have been in alert / epidemic status in three States- Zamfara, Sokoto and Katsina.
18 May 2017 Nigeria
As of 9 May 2017, a total of 13,420 suspected cases and 1,069 deaths were reported between 13 December 2016 and 8 May 2017. Of the 448 laboratory confirmed cases, 65% were Neisseria meningitidis C. The northern and northwestern states of Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, and Yobe have been most heavily affected.
02 May 2017 Nigeria
The meningitis outbreak in Nigeria remains severe as the disease continue to affect new communities. As of 26 April 2017, a total of 10,695 cases of meningitis, including 919 deaths, have been reported across 23 states. Ogun state is now reporting cases and increasing trends have been observed in Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara states.
21 Apr 2017 Nigeria
As of 17 April 2017, a total of 8,057 suspected cases of bacterial meningitis (230 laboratory confirmed) with 745 deaths have been reported since December 2016. Neisseria meningitidis serotype C is the most commonly reported strain (68% of confirmed cases). The majority of the suspected cases were aged 5-14 years (51%).
18 Apr 2017 Nigeria
As of 13 April 2017, a total of 5,695 suspected cases have been reported; 221 are laboratory confirmed; 611 deaths have been recorded. Neisseria meningitides serotype C. was the commonest cause of meningitis amongst those who tested positive; 151 out of the 221 confirmed cases (71%).
06 Apr 2017 Nigeria
As of 3 April 2017, Neisseria Meningitidis serotype C has been identified as the most common serotype in the ongoing meningitis outbreak and was detected in 83% of samples tested. Currently Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States account for approximately 93% reported cases.
05 Apr 2017 Nigeria
As of 3 April 2017, a total of 2,997 suspected cases have been reported in 16 states. 146 have been laboratory-confirmed and 336 deaths have been recorded.