Meningitis cases are increasing in Angola

At least 740 cases of meningitis were detected in the last eight months in southern Huila Province. Most of the cases have occurred in children less than 5 years old.

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Advice For Travellers

Although Angola is not considered to be part of the sub-Saharan meningitis belt where meningitis epidemics occur frequently, this infection can still cause outbreaks in countries like Angola. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to meningitis by obtaining a vaccination against meningitis prior to travelling in many African countries.

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