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Meningitis outbreak kills 328 people in Nigeria

Nigeria is currently going through a meningitis epidemic which has affected 16 states in the Northern region. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that the outbreak started in Zamfara state.  No fewer than 328 persons have died and 2,524 suspected cases have been recorded since November 2016.

Launch of meningococcal A conjugate vaccine in Burkina Faso

The first meningococcal A conjugate vaccine, introduced nationwide in Burkina Faso on 6 December 2010, is expected to eliminate the primary cause of epidemic meningitis in Africa, if introduced in all 25 countries of what has become known as the "meningitis belt". Designed specifically to protect against group A meningococcus, which

A new vaccine for Africa

A new vaccine against meningococcal A meningitis - MenAfriVac was launched in Ougadougou on the 6th of December, 2010