The report from FCT on Wednesday shows that Durumi area of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has in record up to five Meningitis death rates. The Executive Secretary of the board, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, told Reports in an interview in Abuja that another death from the disease occurred in Dakwa, a border village of Bwari Area Council and Niger state on Wednesday. “The four suspected cases we have were all in Durumi I and II in AMAC while one confirmed case of a child that just happened yesterday (Wednesday) in Dakwa of Bwari area council. “The four that died in Durumi showed all signs of meningitis but there was an autopsy carried out in the one at Dakwa and was confirmed to be meningitis at the University of Abuja Teaching hospital, Gwagwalada. “We have so far immunized all residents of Durumi that are within the ages of 1 years and 29 years and we are going to condone off Dakwa area today (Thursday) for a similar vaccination. According to him, the board had so far immunized 65,000 residents as against 70,000 targeted for vaccination against meningitis in FCT.
He has said that since the disease broke out in Zamfara, Sokoto and Niger states, the board intensified effort to curtail its spread in the territory.
The Secretary has disclosed that the board focused on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Barracks for the vaccination exercise because of their vulnerability.
Mohammed has advised residents to avoid crowded places and ensure crossed ventilation in their homes to prevent the spread of the disease.

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