Latest Meningococcal disease Stories
A recent study has found that routine infant immunizations that have a vaccine of serogroup B Neisseria meningitides (a bacterium that causes serious diseases like meningitis) produced minimal interference with response to the routine vaccinations and was effective against meningococcal strains.
Normally used to spot where people live, satellite images of nighttime lights can help keep tabs on the diseases festering among them, too, according to new research.
Neisseria meningitidis is a heterotrophic gram-negative diplococcal bacterium best known for its role in meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during childhood in industrialized countries and is responsible for epidemics in Africa and in Asia. In the US there are approximately 2500 to 3500 cases of N. meningitides infections. Children under 5 are at a higher risk as well as people in the sub-Saharan...
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