The Nigeria Center for Disease Control announced the outbreak of measles in eight states of the federation.
In the agency’s latest report, it is stated that the new cases were recorded in Jigawa, Anambra, Katsina, Rivers, Enugu, Delta, Osun and Sokoto.
The country has so far recorded 254 confirmed cases, 908 suspected cases in 29 states and the Federal Capital Territory with no deaths
The center also said 58.7% of confirmed cases had not been vaccinated.
So far this year, a total of 908 suspected cases have been reported in 29 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Data as of January 31, 2022 shows that 13 LGAs in the 8 states have recorded a measles outbreak (Jigawa – 3; Katsina – 3; Rivers – 2; Enugu – 1; Anambra – 1; Delta – 1; Osun – 1 Sokoto
“There is an ongoing outbreak of suspected measles cases in Zamfara, but this is awaiting confirmation due to the stock-out of measles testing reagents in the country.
“Borno, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara and Anambra accounted for 55.2% of the 908 suspected cases reported so far. Up to 58.7% of confirmed cases did not receive a dose of measles vaccine,” the report said.
The center also noted that 54.4% were unvaccinated in Borno; 50% in Akwa Ibom; 66.7% to Delta; 50% in Ekiti; 25% in Lagos; 83.3% in Osun; 8.3% in Oyo; and 50% in Rivers.