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14 Feb 2007 description

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UGANDA/ SUDAN: OUTBREAKS OF MENINGITIS KILL

On 9 February JRS staff in Sudan reported that a recent outbreak of meningitis in Rhino camp in northern Uganda spread north to the southern Sudan town of Nimule.

This latest outbreak in Nimule left five people dead and 60 others seriously ill. All of the infected persons are between 8 and 20 years of age.

The Sudanese ministry of health has sent vaccines but only for medical staff.