Jigawa State has reportedly recorded 8 cases of meningitis with 359 other suspected cases in 17 local government areas.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Mu’azu disclosed this while receiving Director General of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa on Friday in his office.
“Out of the 367 number of suspected cases recorded, only eighty are confirmed cases,” he said.
Salisu further explained that most of the cases were recorded at Maigatari, Suletankarkar and Gagarawa local Government Areas of the state.
The Permanent Secretary, however, said that the State Government had swung into action to curtail the spread of the disease and treatment of the affected persons.
Director General Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC, Ifedayo Adetifa said the visit was to support the state government’s efforts in curtailing the meningitis and other diseases.
“We will send the response team to help the state in curtailing the spread of the disease.
“NCDC will provide enough medication and design a programme that will enlighten people on meningitis,” he said.