The Kaduna State Government said on Monday that eight people have been killed since the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) was reported in the country in January.
The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Paul Dogo, confirmed this when he spoke with journalists in Kaduna on Monday.
Dogo said the state had recorded the eight deaths from 11 confirmed cases of meningitis as at May 5.
He said the state recorded 68 suspected cases in 15 local government areas.
He said the eight cases were confirmed in Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Igabi and Giwa local government areas of the state.
“This makes Kaduna State to be ranked 22 out of the 28 states with confirmed cases of CSM nationwide, “the commissioner said.