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Niger Meningitis Outbreak Worsens

A meningitis epidemic in Niger has infected well over five thousand people and killed more than 350. The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders warned there’s no vaccine available for the particular strain of the rapidly spreading disease. Meningitis inflames the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It can spread rapidly in overcrowded areas. Emmanuel Massar, field coordinator in Niger for Doctors without Borders, also known by the French acronym MSF, said the...

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