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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