Meningococcal Disease in Burkina Faso

by Medindia Content Team on  February 8, 2007 at 5:24 PM General Health News
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Meningococcal Disease in Burkina Faso
From 1 January to 31 January 2007, the Ministry of Health reported 789 suspected cases including 96 deaths (case-fatality rate, 12.2%) in the country.
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Ouargaye district has an attack rate above the epidemic threshold and another three districts, Banfora, Batie and Sapouy are in the alert phase.

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Cerebrospinal fluid specimens have tested positive for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A by latex test.

The Ministry of Health is planning to conduct a vaccination campaign in Ouargaye this week.

Source: Bio-Bio Technology
SRI
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