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Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease in Latin America: Current Situation and Opportunities for Prevention

This article, published in Neurological Research, discusses the changes in the epidemiology of meningococcal disease in Latin America and comments on the development and potential impact of new vaccines for the prevention of the disease. The authors conclude that surveillance systems for meningococcal disease are not uniform across Latin American countries and that a better understanding of the true burden of the disease in these settings is needed to inform meningococcal vaccine development efforts and immunization programs. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Sáfadi MA, Cintra OA

Published: 2010

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Citation: Sáfadi MA, Cintra OA. Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease in Latin America: Current Situation and Opportunities for Prevention. Neurological Research. 2010;32(3):263-271.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean