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With More Than 1K Deaths From Meningitis This Year, Nigeria Warns Disease Could Spread Due To Vaccine Shortage

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Nigeria prey to more deadly meningitis outbreaks amid vaccine shortage
“Hit by one of its deadliest meningitis outbreaks in years, with more than 1,000 deaths, Nigeria could struggle to contain future epidemics due to a shortage of vaccines, health experts said. Africa’s most populous country has recorded about 14,500 suspected cases and at least 1,150 deaths so far this year — up from 33 in 2016 — in two-thirds of its 36 states, said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)…” (Guilbert, 6/13).

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