, an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by the common summer cold virus, is spreading in Japan but can be contained by simple hygienic measures, a national medical center said Tuesday.
NCDC's director general, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, in a public health advisory on cerebrospinal meningitis
, stated the incidence of the disease started in November.
In Anhui Province, China, there has been a previously high risk for epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis
. Before 2012, all meningococcal diseases were caused by N.
He added that this year the focus would be on diseases such as yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis
fever, polio, and vaccinations against seasonal influenza.