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BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1688 (Published 15 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1688

Chad reports meningitis outbreak: Chad’s health ministry reported 993 suspected cases of meningococcal disease, including 57 deaths, between 1 January and 6 March 2011. The World Health Organization said that 752 000 doses of bivalent A/C polysaccharide meningococcal vaccine are being provided for a mass vaccination campaign in the five affected districts in the southern region of Logone Occidental.

Scientists urge H2N2 flu vaccination: Governments should launch vaccination programmes now to prevent an H2N2 flu pandemic, say researchers from the US National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center …

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