NewsDesk @bactiman63

On 15 February 2023, an outbreak of meningitis was officially declared by the Ministry of Health of Togo, in Oti South district of Savana region in the northern part of the country.

Togo map/Alvaro1984 18

The epidemic threshold has been crossed in week 6 (ending 12 February), with a cumulative of 72 suspected cases and seven deaths (CFR 9.7%) reported between week 51, 2022 (ending 25 December) and week 6, 2023.

Subscribe to Outbreak News TV on YouTube

The attack rate is of 55.2 per 100 000 population. Ten cases have been laboratory-confirmed to Streptococcus pneumoniae. More than 80% of cases are aged above 10 years.