Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Number of suspected meningitis cases and deaths reported

2014 epidemiological season

During the 2014 epidemic season (1 January to 29 June 2014, epidemiological weeks 1–26), 19 African countries under enhanced surveillance reported a total of 14 317 suspected meningitis cases including 1304 deaths.

This was considered a mild meningitis epidemic season, comparable to the 2013 season, when 12 464 cases, including 1131 deaths, were reported. During these two epidemic seasons the number of cases reported was the lowest since 2005.