24 May 2017
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As of 19 May 2017, a total of 31 cases, 13 deaths have been reported from Sinoe (27 cases/10 deaths), Montserrado (2/2) and Grand Bassa (2/1 ). Neisseria meningitidis serotype C has been confirmed as the causative agent. In this outbreak the pathogen has caused meningococcal disease (septicaemia an infection of blood) as opposed to meningococcal meningitis (infection of the meninges).