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Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 in Nigeria




An outbreak of meningitis in several states of Nigeria has killed at least 140 people, officials say.
It has been reported over the last week in six states and has so far infected more than 1,000 people, the Abuja Centre for Disease Control says.
Meningitis causes an acute inflammation of the outer layers of the brain and spinal cord.
The current outbreak is the worst in Nigeria since 2009 when it killed at least 156 people.

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