1996 - Cerebrospinal meningitis in Burkina Faso
19 February 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis was reported on 7 February in Yatenga and Bam provinces. In Bam Province, 244 cases and 27 deaths had been reported by 7 February and in Yatenga Province, 894 cases and 30 deaths by 9 February. Laboratory investigations are in process. Seventy-thousand doses of vaccines and 5 000 doses of oily chloramphenicol have been provided by WHO in support of national measures to control the outbreaks.