Deaths from Meningitis


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Deaths from Meningitis: 850 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Mortality rate: 5% in children; 25% in neonates

Death statistics for Meningitis: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Meningitis:

  • Meningitis death statistics by worldwide region:
    • About 20,000 deaths from meningitis in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 18,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 73,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 15,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 25,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 20,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • meningitis caused 0.9% of deaths for non-neonate infants in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]

Deaths from Meningitis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to death from Meningitis:


Last revision: June 2, 2003

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