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Meningococcal Disease in Africa

This article, published in Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, discusses the different serotypes of meningococcus that cause disease in Africa, including group-A meningococci, which cause meningococcal epidemics in the African Meningitis Belt. The article also outlines prevention and treatment options for combating meningococcal disease. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Hart CA, Cuevas LE

Published: 1997

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Citation: Hart CA, Cuevas LE. Meningococcal Disease in Africa. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 1997;91(7):777-785.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa