Meningitis kills 4 out of 12 infected in Ghana

Of 12 people infected with meningitis, 4 have died in the Jirapa District and the health centres in Lawra Nadowli. Ghana is located in the African meningitis belt. 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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