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Meningitis: WHO in plea to avoid outbreak

Meningitis: WHO in plea to avoid outbreak
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By Euronews with REUTERS
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The World Health Organisation is calling for vaccine production to be increased to ward off a potential outbreak of meningitis. #Africa risks large

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The World Health Organisation is calling for vaccine production to be increased to ward off a potential outbreak of meningitis.

#Africa risks large #Meningitis outbreak http://t.co/9wyO51T0XU

— WHO (@WHO) July 28, 2015

12000 cases of meningitis C have been reported in Niger and Nigeria in the first six months of 2015. 800 people have died.

Africa risks large #meningitis C outbreak. WHO</a> <a href="http://t.co/CEVflSh8jr">http://t.co/CEVflSh8jr</a> <a href="http://t.co/R1d9kNUbsW">pic.twitter.com/R1d9kNUbsW</a></p>&mdash; Euro Pharma Review (PharmaReview) July 28, 2015

There are calls for five million extra doses to be produced before the 2016 season starts in January.

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