Meningitis spreads

Meningitis spreads

Geneva - An epidemic of meningitis is spreading in western Africa and shows no signs of abating, the World Health Organisation said. Most of the victims are children under 14. The death toll in the worst hit country, Nigeria, rose to 3,386. Almost 19,000 people have been infected there. In Burkina Faso 7,476 people have contracted the disease and 668 have died. AP

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