The dreaded Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CRM, disease has hit Lagos State, killing two people as national death toll rises to 438, according to statistics released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Friday. .
The statistics released by NCDC revealed that as at 5 April, 2017, 3 cases of Meningitis were recorded in Lagos out of which two people died. According to the report, a total of 3,959 cases with 438 deaths have been reported, with 181 laboratory confirmed cases so far. .
The NCDC said the apparent increase in number of cases was as a result of intensified case-finding going on in the affected States. Meningitis outbreaks are currently reported in 19 States with 5 States mostly affected, Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto. .
The most common serotype is Neisseria meningitidis serotype C (NMS). Meningitis EOC has deployed personnel to support response activities in the We most affected States.