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Disease: Meningococcus

Total results with these characteristics: 193

Meningitis

This web page provides a wealth of information on meningitis, including causes of the disease, how to prevent its transmission, and important information about meningococcal vaccination. Also included are links to more detailed web pages on topics …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meningitis

This web page provides general information about meningitis, as well as links to a variety of general and technical resources on the disease and related vaccines.

Author: World Health Organization

Meningitis in Chad, Niger and Nigeria: 2009 Epidemic Season

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, details the 2009 meningitis epidemic season in Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. It includes an overview of meningococcal disease, surveillance results for the season, and outbreak response …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Meningitis Vaccine Project

The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, works to eliminate epidemic meningitis as a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. The MVP website includes information on …

Author: PATH and World Health Organization

Meningitis Vaccine Project News Digest

MVP News Digest provides a quarterly update of activities at the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), a partnership between the World Health Organization and PATH. MVP works to eliminate epidemic meningitis as a public health problem in sub-Saharan …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Meningococcal Carriage in the African Meningitis Belt

This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, reviews published studies of meningococcal carriage in the African meningitis belt in order to better understand the potential impact of meningococcal conjugate vaccines. The review …

Author: Trotter CL, Greenwood BM

Published: 2007

Meningococcal Carriage in the African Meningitis Belt

The African Meningococcal Carriage (MenAfriCar) consortium was established in 2009 to investigate the pattern of meningococcal carriage in countries of the African meningitis belt prior to and after the introduction of a meningococcal serogroup A …

Author: MenAfriCar Consortium

Published: 2013

Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines

This article, published in Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, reviews the conjugate meningococcal vaccines currently available and under development and their potential for disease prevention. The article also includes a discussion of the successful …

Author: Zimmer SM, Stephens DS

Published: 2004

Meningococcal Disease

This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides an overview of meningococcal disease, including a discussion of the epidemiologic and microbiologic features, diagnosis, prevention, and management of the disease. ABSTRACT …

Author: Rosenstein NE, Perkins BA, Stephens DS, Popovic T, Hughes JM

Published: 2001

Meningococcal Disease

This web page provides a summary of meningococcal disease, including information about prevention and treatment. It also provides numerous links to further information related to meningococcal vaccination, global disease burden and epidemics, …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meningococcal Disease: 2013 Epidemic Season in the African Meningitis Belt

This report shows a decrease in the incidence of meningococcal disease in the 2013 epidemic season in the African Meningitis Belt. The decrease in the number of cases of meningitis reported during the period under review is thought to be due to the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2013

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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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 …

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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 2002

Meningococcal Vaccines: What You Need to Know

This fact sheet provides information on meningococcal vaccines, including who should get the vaccine, vaccine-associated risks, and where you can learn more about meningococcal disease and vaccines.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2008