Dry season creates multiple outbreaks of meningitis in sub-Saharan African countries

Outbreaks of meningitis have been reported from the following countries:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Uganda

Travellers to African countries in the sub-Saharan meningitis belt, e.g., The Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, during the dry season (December to June) can reduce the risk of exposure to meningitis by obtaining a vaccination against meningitis prior to travelling in these countries.

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