meningitis belt

A popular term for a region of sub-Saharan Africa which has hosted large epidemics of meningococcal meningitis for over a century

meningitis belt

A popular term for a region of sub-Saharan Africa where epidemics of group A meningococcal infection occur in cycles of
± 10 yrs
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He said about 25 to 26 states in Nigeria are in the meningitis belt. Apart from being in the meningitis belt, the global nature of the world today and high mobility of Nigerians has rendered the issue of being in meningitis belt irrelevant.
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony at the Area 2 Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) on 09 August, 2019, the Executive Director (ED) of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib said, "Men A remains a major global challenge." According to the ED,"25 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fall within the meningitis belt; putting 26.7 Nigerians at risk of meningitis".
This vaccine is recommended to the travelers to the countries in the meningitis belt in sub-Saharan Africa and it is mandatory for pilgrims during Haj or Umrah.
They are considered high risk because they border South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda, which lie within the meningitis belt.
The highest burden of the disease is in the meningitis belt of Sub-Saharan Africa, stretching from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east.
Sub-Saharan Africa is known as the meningitis belt, so travel to this region also increases an individual's risk," explained Dr al-Maslamani.
This region is at the southern edge of the traditional meningitis belt in Africa (1), and the hospital has been supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres since 2007.
The majority of these cases occur in the African meningitis belt, an area characterized by a single long dry season with intense dust events (Lapeyssonnie 1963; Molesworth et al.
There's a part of Africa that is so impacted by epidemics of bacterial meningitis, its nickname is the "Meningitis Belt." It's a belt in the dry region of Africa that has been prone to huge epidemics of bacterial meningitis every three to five years.
This combination of factors explains the large epidemics, 'which occur during the dry season in the meningitis belt.'
Greenwood, "Priorities for research on meningococcal disease and the impact of serogroup A vaccination in the African meningitis belt," Vaccine, vol.
Worldwide, the greatest burden of meningococcal disease is in the African meningitis belt, which stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia, but does not include Liberia.