- Meningitis outbreaks take place each year along Africa's 'Meningitis belt'
- A vaccine against Meningitis A was introduced in many countries along the belt in 2010
- Within five years, infections have fallen dramatically and elimination is now in sight
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(CNN)Each year, millions are at risk of outbreaks of meningitis that sweep across 26 countries, known as the 'meningitis belt.'