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Meningitis surges in Warrap

By Hou Akot Hou


Health authorities in Twic County, Warrap State, are deeply concerned about the increasing number of meningitis cases, which have tragically resulted in the deaths of both adults and children.

The severity of the situation has prompted calls for immediate intervention to contain the spread of the disease.

According to the surveillance officer at Mayen Abun Hospital, approximately 10 individuals have succumbed to meningitis since the beginning of the year.

Mr. Akol Akol said Just this week, another case was reported, with one person admitted to the hospital and another losing their life to the disease.

The prevalence of meningitis cases has raised alarm among health authorities, who are urgently appealing to concerned partners for assistance in combating the rise of the disease.

“The cases of meningitis are so prevalent, and we are urging the concerned partners to help us in containing the rise of the disease,” he cautioned.

“We are so worried as one person just passed on last week while he was admitted at Mayen-Abun health facility and what we are calling for is an intervention so that people can be saved from the ailment.”

Akol acknowledged the severity of the disease and attributed the deaths to the hot weather, which is known to be one of the contributing factors to the prevalence of meningitis.

The symptoms of meningitis include inflammation of the meninges, neck stiffness, photophobia, fever, chills, and vomiting.

Meningitis is a treatable disease, and inoculation against the viral strain is an effective preventive measure.



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