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MENINGITIS: Disease Kills 9 Children In Jigawa


Nine children have died as a result of an outbreak of cerebral spinal meningitis, in Majia town of Taura local government area in Jigawa State.

Sources said that by last night the death toll had hit over 20 as the outbreak was said to have been recorded in other local government areas of the state.

Ali Sunusi, a father of three-year-old Hadiza who died three days ago as result of the outbreak, told newsmen that most of the deceased started by complaining of severe headache which was later accompanied by vomiting and diarrhoea.

The State Commissioner of Health, Abba Zakari, confirmed the outbreak of the disease.