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If you live in these states you are at risk of meningitis (SEE FULL LIST)

About 328 Nigerians have been confirmed dead and 2,524 affected as a result of the recent outbreak of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis, (CSM) in some parts of the country.

edical experts have advised people to ensure good personal hygiene and sleep in well-ventilated rooms to curtail the spread of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which is caused by excessive heat. Symptoms of the disease include stiff neck, high fever, rash, headache, vomiting, and confusion. Read more: https://www.naij.com/1097969-if-live-states-risk-meningitis-see-full-list.html

According to the ministry of health in a report, 90 local government areas across 16 states of the country have been affected so far. They include: 1. Zamfara 2. Katsina 3. Sokoto 4. Kebbi 5. Niger 6. Nassarawa 7. Jigawa 8. FCT 9. Gombe 10. Taraba 11. Yobe 12. Kano 13. Osun 14. Cross Rivers 15. Lagos 16. Plateau While Nigerians are currently baring their fangs against the governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, for claiming the disease is God's punishment, here are 7 ways to prevent meningitis. we gathered that Governor Yari has denied saying the outbreak of the deadly Cerebral Spinal Meningitis, CSM, was a punishment from God. Through his Special Adviser on Media and Public Enlightenment, Mr Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, the governor said he only lamented the scarcity of vaccines to confront the outbreak of the fatal disease in his state and called for urgent assistance from relevant government agencies to contain the ailment. He said all he asked Nigerians to do was to move closer to God and plead for his mercy to avert further infectious diseases and other health crises in the state and Nigeria since God has answers to all challenges.

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