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Case counts and death counts of meningitis reported from 1928 to 2018, outside of the African meningitis belt

Bar graph of case counts (blue bars) and death counts (blue bars) of meningitis reported from 1928 to 2018 in countries outside of the African meningitis belt. Countries are ranked from left to right according to the number of cases reported. Note that meningitis case information is unavailable for the period 1948–1957. The scales for cases and deaths are the left and right vertical axes, respectively. (Source: Mazamay S, Guégan JF, Diallo N, et al. An overview of bacterial meningitis epidemics in Africa from 1928 to 2018 with a focus on epidemics "outside-the-belt." BMC Infect Dis 2021;21[1]:1027. Creative Commons Attribution License [By 4.0],

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