At least 15 children have been feared dead between January and April 2017, following the outbreak of measles that hit Nasarawa State, The Punch reports.
This disclosure was made by the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Daniel Iya, in Lafia.
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While saying that the state has not had any case of meningitis that is currently ravaging certain parts of the country, Dr Iya revealed that Nasarawa state government has step up its sensitization campaign against the outbreak across the 13 local government and 18 development areas.
The health commissioner further urged the residents to avoid crowded places and to only sleep in ventilated rooms among others.
He explained that they had high level of coverage of routine immunisation during the period under review.
Dr. Iya also expressed that sensitization and adequate communication using the media in local languages remains the key to preventing meningitis outbreak in the state.
He added that Nasarawa had already taken steps to ensure that the required drugs are available in all the health facilities across the state to avert the outbreak of the infectious disease.