Meningitis outbreak reported in Bouna, Ivory Coast

At least 18 people have died from meningitis in an outbreak of this disease in Bouna. Many people are reported to be hospitalized.

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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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