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Meningococcal infection in 2014 in Brest oblast, Belarus

Published: 14.05.2014 16:17:42 Updated: 14.05.2014 16:17:42

As of 5 May 2014 the Centre for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health in Brest oblast reported an increase of meningococcal infection. There were 3 cases of meningococcal infection reported between January and March 2014, including one death.

A three months old child died within 24 hours after the onset of symptoms. Additionally, 3 cases were reported in April 2014. Children under 3 years of age account for the most of the reported cases (83.3%) of these 33.3% are children under 1 year of age.

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