The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported more than 10,000 suspected measles cases during the first eight months of 2021. From January 1 through August 31, 10,106 suspected cases have been reported, including the 189 cases seen in August.
More than six out of 10 cases were reported from three states: Borno (5,614), Ekiti (408) and Oyo (328). Cummulatively, a total of 110 LGAs across 29 states and FCT have recorded at least one measles outbreak this year.
Three-quarters, or 75 percent of confirmed cases were reported in children 9 – 59 months in age.
Of the confirmed cases, 87 deaths were recorded (1.3% CFR).