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Disease: Meningococcus

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Meningococcal Disease: Changes in Epidemiology and Prevention

The human bacterial pathogen Neisseria meningitidis remains a serious worldwide health threat, but progress is being made toward the control of meningococcal infections. This review, published in Clinical Epidemiology, summarizes current knowledge …

Author: Chang Q, Tzeng Y, Stephens DS

Publication date: 2012

Meningococcal Disease From the Public Health Policy Perspective

Given the availability of conjugate vaccines against meningococcal disease there is now the potential to effectively control meningococcal disease globally. The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, discuss how optimal control of …

Author: Black SB, Plotkin SA

Publication date: 2012

Meningococcal Disease in Africa

This article, published in Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, discusses the different serotypes of meningococcus that cause disease in Africa, including group-A meningococci, which cause meningococcal epidemics in the African Meningitis …

Author: Hart CA, Cuevas LE

Publication date: 1997

Meningococcal Disease in Asia: an Under–Recognized Public Health Burden

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, performed a literature search to trace existing information on meningococcal disease in Asia. They found that the reviewed data describing the epidemiology of …

Author: Vyse A, Wolter JM, Chen J, Ng T, Soriano-Gabarro M

Publication date: 2011

Meningococcal Disease in the Middle East and North Africa: An Important Public Health Consideration That Requires Further Attention

This paper, published in International Journal of Infectious Diseases, reviews the epidemiological data describing meningococcal disease in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The authors found that, while meningococcal disease remains …

Author: Ceyhan M, Anis S, Htun-Myint L, Pawinski R, Soriano-Gabarró M, Vyse A

Publication date: 2012

Meningococcal Meningitis

This fact sheet provides an overview of meningococcal meningitis, including information about the features and epidemiology of the disease. Details about prevention, treatment, and vaccination, as well as the African Meningitis Belt are also …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

Meningococcal Meningitis

This article, published in Nature Reviews Microbiology, provides an overview of meningococcal meningitis. Topics include meningococcal global disease burden, tools and interventions to combat the disease, and partnerships focused on alleviating the …

Author: Aguado T, Bertherat E, Djingarey M, et al.

Publication date: 2005

Meningococcal Polysaccharide-Protein Conjugate Vaccines

This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, reviews the global use of serogroup C meningococcal polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccines with particular reference to the range of immunization strategies used internationally. ABSTRACT …

Author: Snape MD, Pollard AJ

Publication date: 2005

Meningococcal Serogroup W135 in the African Meningitis Belt: Epidemiology, Immunity, and Vaccines

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, summarizes the existing data on Neisseria meningitidis W135 epidemiology, immunology, and vaccines as they relate to meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa. Public health approaches to meningitis …

Author: Mueller JE, Borrow R, Gessner BD

Publication date: 2006

Meningococcal Vaccine Evolution

This article, published in the Journal of Preventative Medicine and Hygiene, provides an overview of available meningococcal vaccines and how they have evolved as well as existing gaps in the meningococcal vaccine landscape. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn …

Author: Bona G, Guidi C

Publication date: 2012

Meningococcal Vaccines and Herd Immunity: Lessons Learned From Serogroup C Conjugate Vaccination Programs

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, reviews the herd immunity effects achieved following the introduction of meningococcal serogroup C conjugate (MCC) vaccines in the United Kingdom. The authors note that immunizing …

Author: Trotter CL, Maiden MC

Publication date: 2009

Meningococcal Vaccines: Current Issues and Future Strategies

The authors of this article, published in Drugs, provide an overview of the history and current state of meningococcal vaccines. They also review issues related to the vaccines that still need to be addressed including duration of protection, …

Author: Cohn AC, Harrison LH

Publication date: 2013

Meningococcal Vaccines: Polysaccharide and Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccines - WHO Position Paper

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes essential background information on meningococcal meningitis and vaccines against the disease. It also includes the current World Health Organization (WHO) position …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2002

Meningococcal Vaccines: WHO Position Paper, November 2011

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes the World Health Organization's recommendations on meningococcal vaccines. It incorporates the most recent developments in the field of meningococcal vaccines, including …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2011

Microbiological and Epidemiological Investigation of the Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup A Epidemic in Niger in 2009: Last Wave Before the Introduction of the Serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine?

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, analyzed cerebrospinal fluid samples during the 2009 meningitis season in Niger, the largest epidemic observed in Niger since those of  to 1996 …

Author: Collard JM, Maman Z, Abani A, et al.

Publication date: 2011

Modelling Meningococcal Meningitis in the African Meningitis Belt

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, used deterministic compartmental models to investigate how well simple model structures with seasonal forcing were able to qualitatively capture patterns of meningococcal …

Author: Irving TJ, Blyuss KB, Colijn C, Trotter CL

Publication date: 2012

Molecular Surveillance of Meningococcal Meningitis in Africa

This article, published in the journal Vaccine, reviews the data of meningococcal strains recovered from outbreaks and epidemics in the African meningitis belt, which can provides important insights on the biology and epidemiology of this pathogen. …

Author: Caugant DA, Nicolas P

Publication date: 2007

Monitoring Adverse Events Following Immunization With a New Conjugate Vaccine Against Group A Meningococcus in Niger, September 2010

In Niger, the introduction campaign of MenAfriVac™, a new conjugate vaccine against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A, was conducted in the District of Filingue, during September 2010. The authors of this article, published in …

Author: Chaibou MS, Bako H, Salisou L, et al.

Publication date: 2012

Moving the Needle

This quarterly e-newsletter provides updates from PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access on its vaccine development efforts, as well as related supporting work, such as developing human challenge models, building capacity of …

Author: PATH

Neisseria Meningitidis: An Overview of the Carriage State

This article, published in The Journal of Medical Microbiology, reviews currently available information about the meningococcal carriage state and identifies where gaps exist in the body of knowledge. The authors conclude that studies of the …

Author: Yazdankhah SP, Caugant DA

Publication date: 2004

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