Meningitis Weekly Bulletin, Week 16 2014 [EN/FR]
At week 16 of the 2014 epidemic season, the district of Tanguieta in Benin has remained in the alert phase with an AR of 6.2; In Nigeria, the LGA of and Augie has reached the alert threshold with AR of 6.7; The LGAs of Aliero and Gwandu have crossed the epidemic threshold with the respective AR of 19.0 and 15.0
From week 01 to 16 of the 2014 epidemic season, 8,561 suspected cumulative meningitis cases were notified with 807 deaths, representing a CFR of 9.4%. The epidemiological situation remains generally calm in the countries.
2,082 samples have been analyzed out of the 8,561 suspected cases reported (24.3%). Spn (289) remains the predominant laboratory confirmed germ. No case of NmA has been recorded as of today in the countries which have introduced MenAfriVac.