Meningitis - Who is at risk?

People travelling to high-risk countries-particularly, some of the sub-Saharan African countries stretching from Senegal in the West to Ethiopia in the East (the meningitis belt) — may be at risk of meningococcal disease, especially in crowded situations and during the dry season.1  Pilgrims to Mecca are also at high risk which is why the Saudi Government requires all Pilgrims to be vaccinated against A,C,W135,Y strains.4  The risk of catching meningococcal disease while travelling is generally low,4 and children and young adults tend to be at higher risk of infection.3

A Quick Question…

You are leaving the GlaxoSmithKline New Zealand website.

Links to other websites are inserted for your convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. Any information provided by this source should be discussed with your healthcare professional and does not replace their advice.

Downloading App Data

Please wait while, the cache is populated

0%