West Africa has worst meningitis epidemic for 10 yearsBMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1638 (Published 21 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1638
- Chibuzo Odigwe
- 1Calabar, Nigeria
More than 40 000 cases of meningococcal meningitis have been recorded in west Africa in an epidemic that has been raging for three months despite international humanitarian efforts to bring it under control.
In Nigeria, Niger, and Chad the international charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with local health authorities to carry out a vaccination campaign among …