Officials fear outbreak of meningitis following deaths of 3 children

Health officials have expressed concern about a possible outbreak of meningitis in Cartagena. Three children have died and 16 are hospitalized, 2 of whom have symptoms of meningitis.

Travellers to this city can reduce the risk of exposure to meningitis by obtaining a vaccination against meningitis prior to travelling.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Meningitis.

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