The Kano State Ministry for Health has confirmed the deaths of eight people in Dungurawa Village of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area as a result of Cerebrospinal Meningitis type A. The affected residents were tested after news of their death broke out in the state. Kano Commissioner for Health, Kabiru Getso confirmed the incidence during a joint press conference in the state.
He says proactive measures were put in place to curtail the spread of the killer disease in Kano including the involvement of a Surveillance and rapid response team and the provision of Procured drugs and vital consumables to tackle the menace.
Kabiru Getso noted that a Massive social mobilization efforts and sensitization of people in the affected communities had since been carried out to end the spread of the disease.
The Kano Health Commissioner added that Vaccines would soon be available to residents in the state.