Meningitis epidemics shift in sub-Saharan belt

Zhao, S, Lin, Q, He, D and Stone, L 2018, 'Meningitis epidemics shift in sub-Saharan belt', International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 68, pp. 79-82.

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Title Meningitis epidemics shift in sub-Saharan belt
Author(s) Zhao, S
Lin, Q
He, D
Stone, L
Year 2018
Journal name International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume number 68
Start page 79
End page 82
Total pages 4
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Meningococcal meningitis (MCM) poses a serious threat to public health in Africa. Epidemics appear irregularly every 512 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 20062016.
Subject Microbiology not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Epidemics
Meningococcal meningitis
Spatio-temporal pattern
Sub-Saharan belt
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.01.020
Copyright notice © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
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