Pentavalent vaccine was found effective against five of the six meningococcal bacteria strains found in Africa.
It was the first such outbreak in Tanzania, a country with a population of almost 62 million.
Balancing preventative vaccination campaigns with responding to urgent outbreaks has been challenging as case numbers have risen.
Africa’s potential is marked down by a historically inaccurate rating system and perhaps a deliberate misapplication of growth indices.
Drug resistance has been on the rise against commonly used Albendazole and Mebendazole.