Current status of cerebrospinal meningitis and impact of the 2015 meningococcal C vaccination in Kebbi, Northwest Nigeria.

  title={Current status of cerebrospinal meningitis and impact of the 2015 meningococcal C vaccination in Kebbi, Northwest Nigeria.},
  author={Olumide Ajibola and Semeeh Akinwale Omoleke and Olusola A Omisakin},
  volume={36 11},
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