Meningitis outbreak in West Nile Sub-region of Uganda

The Uganda Ministry of Health recently reported a meningococcal meningitis outbreak in the West Nile Sub-region of Uganda. So far, there have been 121 reported cases since January 31, 2014.

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, South Sudan, 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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