Concern over meningitis cases in Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec, Canada

Six cases of meningitis have been confirmed in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, five of whom were in children under four years of age. This number of cases this year is a cause for concern expressed by regional public health officials who are considering the need for large scale vaccination against meningitis in the area.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure for the general traveller is low, but travellers who develop the symptoms of meningitis after visiting the area should seek medical care at once.