Nigeria battles deadly meningitis outbreak

Epidemic claim more than 100 lives in northwest alone as health workers warn of more outbreaks.

    A fresh outbreak of suspected cerebrospinal meningitis has killed more than 100 in north-west Nigeria and dozens more elsewhere in the country.

    People in the town of Jabo ave never seen anything like the past two weeks. They have just buried 60 people.

    The cause of the latest outbreak is unknown and health workers have treated people based on the symptoms they have shown.

    The government says medical teams have been deployed to carry out an immunisation and education programme and more epidemics are expected.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Jabo in Northern Nigeria.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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