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Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria and Why You Should Care

Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria and Why You Should Care

08:23 31st March 2017 | Dangerous Disease

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There is currently a meningitis outbreak in Nigeria which is life threatening. This dangerous disease can also cause deafness, epilepsy or cognitive deficits in the long term if it’s not caught and treated.

A CNN article reports that across 15 states nearly 2 000 suspected cases have been recorded and 109 have been treated since the outbreak began in February. According to Nigeria's Center for Disease Control, the meningitis outbrea...

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