Thursday, 23rd March 2023

What Is Meningitis?

By Reuters
05 February 2023   |   3:10 pm
Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection and can be life-threatening if not treated quickly.


29 Mar 2017
Sokoto meningitis outbreak - State begins evacuation of infected persons.
5 Apr 2017
A shortage of vaccines is proving to be a big challenge for authorities combating an outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria.
6 Apr 2017
Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria, not an act of God - Dr Rilwanu Mohammed
7 Apr 2017
Meningitis outbreak - FG orders 800,000 vaccine doses from Europe.
7 Apr 2017
There is currently an outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis in Nigeria, majorly in some northern state. Citizens are therefore advised to take precautionary measures to avoid being infected.
8 Apr 2017
Meningitis outbreak - Zamfara Governor replies Emir of Kano, insists on position.
9 Apr 2017
Focus on health - Meningitis is spread through respiratory droplets.
12 Apr 2017
Northern governors, traditional rulers and health authorities meet over meningitis.
13 Apr 2017
FEC meeting - FG orders procurement of 800,000 vaccines to tackle meningitis.
22 Apr 2017
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says the death toll from the recent outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis has risen to 745 people, while over eight thousand cases have been confirmed so far in Northern Nigeria.
23 Apr 2017
Experts call for local production of vaccines to curb meningitis outbreak.
24 Apr 2017
As the world marks world meningitis day today, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control continues to coordinate a national emergency response to the on-going cerebrospinal meningitis outbreak which has claimed over seven-hundred lives in the country.