1997 - Meningitis outbreak in Togo - Update
27 January 1997
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 27 January the total number of cases reported in the outbreak which started in November 1997 was 739 with 121 deaths (CFR 16.3%) - an increase of 217 cases and 24 deaths since 16 January. Most cases occurred in the town of Dapaong, Savanes District in northern Togo. The population of Dapaong is 206,000, and that of the whole of Savanes District 300,000. WHO has begun procurement and provision of vaccine, oily chloramphenicol and injection material.