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Africa Faces Acute Shortage of Meningitis C Vaccines

The World Health Organization warns thousands of people in Africa could die of meningitis next year if drug companies do not increase production of life-saving meningitis C vaccines. WHO says Africa is at risk of a large meningitis outbreak next year in the 25 countries that constitute Africa’s meningitis belt. The U.N. agency is calling for vaccine manufacturers to step up production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January. Unfortunately, this appeal...

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