Meningitis Weekly Bulletin, Week 16 2014 [EN/FR]

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 20 Apr 2014 View Original

Overview

  • 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.