Eight dead as meningitis hits Katsina again


No fewer than eight persons were reportedly killed by a fresh outbreak of meningitis in Bugaje ward in Jibia Local government area of Katsina State.

The Information Officer in the area, Saadu Suleiman, told newsmen that the outbreak leading to the death of the five males and three females was recorded within Monday and Friday.

He said several others were hospitalized at the health Centre in Bugaje.

According to him, “we recorded a fresh case of Cerebral Spinal Meningitis, CSM in Bugaje ward that claimed the lives of about eight persons.”

“The outbreak was recorded within the period of Monday and Friday. Five of them were males and three females,” Suleiman said.

It could be recalled that early this month similar outbreak was recorded in Jaja village, Gangara ward in Jibia Local government area of the state where sevendied and several others hospitalized.


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