Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 20th, 2002
The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners met in Burkina Faso at the end of September 2002 for urgent consultations to prepare for the likelihood of further outbreaks of the new strain in Africa, possibly as soon as next year.
Meningitis occurs periodically in epidemics that sweep through the "meningitis belt" of Africa in countries stretching from the West African coast to the Horn of Africa in the east. An existing vaccine is effective against the strains A and C of...
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