Meningitis epidemics shift in sub-Saharan belt

Shi Zhao, Qianying Lin, Daihai He, Lewi Stone

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Meningococcal meningitis (MCM) poses a serious threat to public health in Africa. Epidemics appear irregularly every 5–12 years, especially in the regions across sub-Saharan ‘meningitis belt’. This study investigated the long-term spatiotemporal dynamics of MCM. It appears that dominant epidemic outbreaks in the meningitis belt spread from west to east over the study period 2006–2016.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
StatePublished - Mar 2018


  • Epidemics
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Spatio-temporal pattern
  • Sub-Saharan belt


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