DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hit by one of its deadliest meningitis outbreaks in years, with more than 1,000 deaths, Nigeria could struggle to contain future epidemics due to a shortage of

Niamey - At least 179 people, almost half of them children, have died of meningitis since January in Niger, where some 3 000 suspected cases have been reported, the United Nations said on Wednesda

More than 1,000 people have died in an outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria, the Centre for Disease Control said Thursday, but added that the spread of the disease is slowing.

Member of MSF Nigeria Emergency Response Unit (NERU) attends a woman in the meningitis treatment center run by MSF in Sokoto Mutalah Mohamad Hospital.

ZAMFARA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When six-year old Mohammed Waziga arrived at a health centre in northwest Nigeria complaining of joint pains and drowsiness, he was given an injectio

Medical samples from four of the victims of a disease in Liberia that initially baffled scientists have tested positive for a type of meningitis, the minister of health said on Monday.

Abuja – At least 66 people have been confirmed dead from a severe outbreak of the Lassa fever in Nigeria.

More than 800 people have died in a meningitis outbreak in Nigeria but the disease is now spreading more slowly, health minister Isaac Adewole said on Wednesday.

ABUJA - A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said on Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic.

Determined to control the spread and fatality of the Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) serotype C epidemic in the country, the Federal Government (FG) has intensified preventive measures even as the

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