In a breakthrough for the fight against meningitis in poor countries, researchers say the WHO has ruled that a key vaccine can be transported or stored for up to four days without refrigeration.
A handout picture released by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) shows a child receiving a vaccination against meningitis at the community center in Al Neem camp for Internally Displaced People in el-Dain, East Darfur, on October 8, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO/UNAMID/ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN
The previously-approved vaccine is aimed at helping in the so-called "Meningitis Belt," which stretches across the African Sahel from Senegal to Ethiopia, where epidemics of the deadly infection regularly break out.
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