Meningitis epidemic kills 745 in one week, says FG

Meningitis epidemic kills 745 in one week, says FG

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The toll in a suspected meningitis epidemic in Nigeria has killed 745 people, a rise of over 250 in just over a week , the federal government said on Wednesday .

Over 8 ,000 suspected cases of the disease have been reported across the country over the past five months although most have occurred in five northern states .

The toll last week stood at 489 .

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