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Emergency or Routine Vaccination Against Meningococcal Disease in Africa?

This comment, published in The Lancet, is based on a review of the study "Emergency Vaccination Against Epidemic Meningitis in Ghana: Implications for the Control of Meningococcal Disease in West Africa." The author concludes that meningococcal disease in sub-Saharan Africa would be better dealt with by well organized campaigns rather than by repeated vaccinations of the entire population. ABSTRACT ONLY. Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Peltola H

Published: 2000

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Citation: Peltola H. Emergency or Routine Vaccination Against Meningococcal Disease in Africa? Lancet. 2000;355(9197):3.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Africa