Meningitis concern in Burkina Faso

So far this year, there have been 298 reported cases of meningitis, but there is concern that the areas of Bâtie and Titao may be facing a major increase in cases. The Ministry of Health has initiated prevention measures in these areas.

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Advice For Travellers

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, Côte d'Ivoire, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Togo, 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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