New meningitis vaccine slashes cases by 94 percent

New meningitis vaccine slashes cases by 94 percent
Children are vacinated against meningitis March 17, 2006 in Tchadoua near Maradi in southwest Niger. A new vaccine being rolled out in the "meningitis belt" that stretches across north-central Africa has reduced cases of the potentially fatal disease by 94 percent, doctors reported on Thursday in The Lancet.
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