Meningococcal disease

Dec 15, 2020 | Meningococcal Meningitis | 0 comments

Meningococcal Meningitis

Updated: 29 June 2017

In South Africa, meningococcal disease is endemic and cases occur year-round, but with seasonal peaks in winter and early spring.

In addition, there is a natural cyclical pattern of meningococcal disease with peaks of disease occurring every 5 to 10 years. Current rates of meningococcal disease in South Africa are at a nadir and an increase in rates is expected, based on known periodicity.

Updated: 29 June 2017

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