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WHO OKs Use of Meningitis A Vaccine for Infants

The World Health Organization has given the go-ahead for a meningitis A vaccine to be used in infants younger than a year old in Africa. The vaccine, MenAfriVac, has been highly effective since its introduction four years ago in protecting children and adults ages 1 to 29. The inexpensive, safe vaccine has been administered to more than 215 million people in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa's so-called meningitis belt, where the disease occurs regularly in an area between Senegal...

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