Africa: 9,200 meningitis cases reported in ‘meningitis belt’ during first five months, lowest number reported in past decade

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert and Response today, for the first five months of 2013, 9,249 suspected cases of meningitis, including 857 deaths, have been reported from 18 of the 19 African countries under enhanced surveillance for meningitis (see countries below). Global health officials say this is the lowest number of cases recorded during … Continue reading Africa: 9,200 meningitis cases reported in ‘meningitis belt’ during first five months, lowest number reported in past decade