Meningitis Weekly Bulletin, Week 18 2014 [EN/FR]

from World Health Organization
Published on 04 May 2014 View Original


  • At week 18 of the 2014 epidemic season, only the district of Obala in Cameroun crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 7.2; In general, the epidemiological situation remains calm in the countries of the belt.

  • From week 01 to 18 of the 2014 epidemic season, a cumulative total of 9,175 suspected cases of meningitis were notified with 863 deaths, representing a CFR of 9.4%.

  • 2,280 samples have been analyzed out of the 9,175 suspected cases reported (24.9%).
    Sp (328) remains the predominant laboratory confirmed germ.
    No case of NmA has been recorded as of today in the countries that have introduced MenAfriVac.