Government Declares Oyo State Free from Meningitis

Government Declares Oyo State Free from Meningitis

Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, the Oyo State Commissioner for Health mentioned that the stateis free from the earlier detected meningitis cases in some parts of the state.

It was earlier stated that Dr Oyewole Lawal, the director of public health in the Oyo state ministry of Health, confirmed two suspected cases of Meningitis type C in Ojoo, Akinyele local government area.

However, The Commissioner confirmed that the outcome of the medical tests  revealed that there are no organisms in the cerebrospinal fluids of the patients, adding that no death has been recorded so far. In his words;

 

“As such, the initially suspected cases cannot be considered as meningitis. We don’t confirm cases based on symptoms and signs; we confirm based on laboratory evidence because meningitis can be mimicked by a lot of other diseases. In Oyo state, there are no confirmed cases of cerebrospinal meningitis. So the people of the state should not panic.”

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