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Wind and dust can predict Sahel meningitis outbreaks – scientists

By Samuel Mintz | Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:21 PM
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Scientists may soon be able to forecast disease outbreaks in sub-Saharan African’s “meningitis belt” using weather data – and use that to plan early vaccination drives to prevent or limit casualties.

In the “meningitis belt” of sub-Saharan Africa, which stretches across the Sahel from Senegal to Ethiopia, major epidemics of ...

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