Friday, February 07, 2003

Fears over Africa meningitis epidemic
LONDON, 7 FEB 2003--Millions of people across Africa are to be vaccinated against a new killer strain of meningitis.
The World Health Organization has shipped an initial batch of 100,000 vaccines to Burkina Faso.

It follows fears of a possible epidemic across what health chiefs describe as Africa's meningitis belt, which stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia.

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