Emergency response to meningitis outbreak continues in Nigeria
25 April 2017 | 7:30 am
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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