Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Meningitis Outbreak Spreads

The outbreak of meningitis in Kosovo has spread to more than 400 reported cases.  High temperatures have fueled the outbreak according to local medical professionals who say that the water in Kosovo swimming pools is not as clean as it should be and that often the water in village wells is contaminated.  The outbreak in meningitis in Kosovo has been reported to be viral in nature, not bacterial, so the UNMIK Health Clinic is not recommending the vaccine as it would be ineffective against the disease anyways.