1998 - Meningococcal meningitis in Angola, Update
24 August 1998
Disease Outbreak Reported
Following the information posted on 6 August 1998, the Ministry of Health in Angola has now reported a total of 1113 cases of meningococcal meningitis from the four affected provinces of Bié, Malange, Huambo and Lunda Norte. A total of 115 reported deaths gives a case fatality rate of 10.3%. A vaccination campaign is being carried out with NGO support in circumstances rendered difficult by the current deterioration in the security situation in some areas of Angola.