Medicine

NCDC measles monthly situation report in Nigeria, 1st – 31st October, 2019

Highlights

The National Measles Technical Working Group is monitoring surveillance data across all states

In this reporting month, 1st � 31st October 2019:

o 1,339 suspected cases of measles were recorded in 36 states and FCT with no death (CFR=0%)

o Katsina (267), Borno (196), Yobe (98), Sokoto (83), Bauchi (71) and Ekiti (51) states account for up to 57% of the cases reported in October 2019

Between epi-week 1- 43 (January � October), 2019:

o A total of 56,831suspected cases have been recorded from 754 LGAs in 36 states and FCT with 275 deaths (CFR = 0.5%)

o Out of the 11,071 samples tested, 2,380 (21%) were IgM positive for Measles (confirmed) while 7,445 were discarded

Media messages have been developed and disseminated across social and conventional media platforms

Source: Government of Nigeria