- Two cases of Meningitis have been reported in Delta state
- The two reported cases occurred in Warri and Asaba, two major towns of the state
- The permanent secretary of the ministry of health, Dr. Minnie Oseji, confirmed the development but said government was working to contain the spread
Barely 14 hours after a case of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis was recorded in Warri, Delta state, a fresh has been recorded in Asaba, the state capital
The Permanent Secretary of the state ministry of health, Dr. Minnie Oseji, confirmed the case, noting that the victim, a child is responding to treatment but no death has been reported so far.
According to her: "One suspected case of Meningitis in Asaba. No microscopy, culture and sensitivity done on the Cerebro Spinal fluid.
"Another probable case of Meningococcal Meningitis in Asaba with positive microscopy but no culture and sensitivity done on Cerebro Spinal fluid.
"One confirmed case of Pneumococcal Meningitis in Warri with positive microscopy, culture and sensitivity. There are no recorded deaths."
Hence, there are three cases both in Asaba and Warri, two suspected cases and one probable case.
She said the one in Warri is a suspected case but the government is taking the necessary measures to contain the spread.
On Tuesday, NAIJ.com gathered that the disease which has killed over 438 people in the country has been discovered in Warri, the business city of the oil rich Delta state.
Not less than 17 states in the country have been affected by the deadly disease
This is even as the federal government is finding it difficult to contain the disease. This is why it is spreading from one state to the other.
The disease was reported by doctors at the Central Hospital, Warri, a development which sparked fears among residents of the city.
Doctor Ngozi Chukwubeni, a consultant at the hospital, told journalists that a patient was diagnosed of classical symptoms of meningitis, headache, vomiting, neck pain and stiffness.
The doctor said: “We have a female patient. She came with classical symptoms of meningitis: headache, vomiting, neck pain and stiffness. There was no history of recent travel to the meningitis belt, or exposure.
“We did a dumber puncture. We made an assessment, clinical features and laboratory investigations when you are keeping with spinal meningitis. We placed her on antibiotics. The patient is doing very well.”
She said the case has been reported with the state ministry of health for appropriate action, while taking necessary action to halt further spread of the disease to other patients within the hospital.
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