News FocusInfectious Disease

An Ill Wind, Bringing Meningitis

Science  27 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5884, pp. 1710-1715
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5884.1710

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Summary

Crippling epidemics of meningococcal meningitis sweep across Africa with the onset of the dry season and harsh harmattan winds. An affordable, effective vaccine in the works could change that.