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WHO Approves Infant Meningitis Vaccine

The World Health Organization has approved the use of a meningitis vaccine for infants in sub-Saharan Africa. The vaccine has been given to older children and young adults for the past four years. The WHO said the MenAfriVac vaccine meets international standards for quality, safety and efficacy and now can be used for children under one year of age. It immunizes against meningitis A – a bacterial disease that causes inflammation of membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord....

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