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Emergency response to meningitis outbreak continues in Nigeria

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.

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