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I am traveling internationally. How common is meningitis in other countries?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Common parts Africa

Meningits is increased in parts of africa.
The 'meningitis belt' runs east to west along the african equator. The disease is spread from person to person, so visitors to these regions should get the quadrivalent meningitis vaccine prior to travel. Review your itinerary with your travel medicine specialist. Pregnant travelers can be vaccinated against meningitis if travel cannot be postponed.

In brief: Common parts Africa

Meningits is increased in parts of africa.
The 'meningitis belt' runs east to west along the african equator. The disease is spread from person to person, so visitors to these regions should get the quadrivalent meningitis vaccine prior to travel. Review your itinerary with your travel medicine specialist. Pregnant travelers can be vaccinated against meningitis if travel cannot be postponed.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Check with CDC

Check with the center for disease control.
You can check on travel guidelines and needed vaccinations. Meningitis is quite uncommon however.

In brief: Check with CDC

Check with the center for disease control.
You can check on travel guidelines and needed vaccinations. Meningitis is quite uncommon however.
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Dr. Justin Esterberg
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