Meningitis epidemics shift in sub-Saharan belt

Shi Zhao, Qianying Lin, Daihai He, Lewi Stone

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Abstract

Meningococcal meningitis (MCM) poses a serious threat to public health in Africa. Epidemics appear irregularly every 5–12 years, especially in the regions across sub-Saharan ‘meningitis belt’. This study investigated the long-term spatiotemporal dynamics of MCM. It appears that dominant epidemic outbreaks in the meningitis belt spread from west to east over the study period 2006–2016.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Epidemics
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Spatio-temporal pattern
  • Sub-Saharan belt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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