Meningitis kills 16 in N. Togo


Meningitis epidemic in Dankpen, northern Togo has caused 16 deaths and affected 197 people by Monday, authorities said.

The country’s Council of Ministers disclosed Wednesday in a report that “urgent provisions have been taken by the government since the meningitis outbreak so as to confine and eradicate the epidemic.”

“Preventive measures were established and allowed to isolate sick persons, to order vaccines by a fast-track procedure, and to set up a coordination cell in health ministry for a better synchronization of interventions”, it said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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