NCDC demands caution over Meningitis break -out in Jigawa

Director-General,Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, says an emergency meeting has been held in Jigawa State over meningitis outbreak.

The NCDC boss disclosed this in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle over the weekend.

Mr.Adetifa said the Emergency Operation Centre meeting reviewed the response, identified challenges and proffered solutions to the outbreak.

According to him,The outbreak of the infection in the country confirmed the risk of international spread, as there is an ongoing meningitis outbreak in the bordering Zinder State in Niger Republic.

The NCDC DG said he met with the Jigawa State Government, the Rapid Response Team, and other partners to device means of curbing the spread of the disease in the country.

Meanwhile, he confirmed that the NCDC had designated and begun establishment of zonal reference laboratories across the six geopolitical zones.