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Meningitis Infects 736, Kills 61 So Far This Year In Niger, U.N. Reports

Agence France-Presse: U.N. says 736 meningitis cases, 61 deaths this year in Niger
“Sixty-one people have died of meningitis since January in Niger, the United Nations said Tuesday, despite mass vaccinations to prevent a possible epidemic. A total of 736 cases have been officially recorded this year, the local branch of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said, adding that children under four comprised 30 percent of the total cases…” (3/29).

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