Public Health Physician Dr. Uthman Mubashir has called on the federal government to provide adequate vaccines for the prevention of meningitis in Nigeria.

Mubashir, who is a Consultant at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), gave the advice on Wednesday.

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According to the consultant, meningitis tends to set in at the peak of the dry season due to the hot weather.

Mubashir added that the swelling of the membranes always triggered symptoms such as headache, fever, and a stiff neck.

“People should avoid overcrowded areas and people having excessive cough,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).