Outbreak of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C outside the meningitis belt—Liberia, 2017: an epidemiological and laboratory investigation

On April 25, 2017, a cluster of unexplained illnesses and deaths associated with a funeral was reported in Sinoe County, Liberia. Molecular testing identified Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C (NmC) in specimens from patients.