The African continent must prepare for the possibility of a destructive epidemic over the 2016 meningitis season, warns WHO and its partners. A strain of meningitis C uncommon to Africa led to a sizable outbreak in Niger in 2015. To protect people from the new strain,…

A WHO appeal for vaccine manufacturers to increase production of meningitis C vaccine by 5 million doses before January appears to be falling on deaf ears, putting 1000s of Africans at risk of dying in a large outbreak next year. 25 countries constitute Africa’s meningitis…