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 meningococcal disease in Asia are incomplete, due in part to absence of surveillance in many countries, poor bacterial detection methods, and social and healthcare barriers to disease reporting. This suggests that meningococcal disease in some Asian countries may be under-recognized, with a need to introduce/improve existing surveillance and case identification systems. Nevertheless, in some developing Asian countries, the disease burden may be significant. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

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

Published: 2011

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    Citation:  Vyse A, Wolter JM, Chen J, Ng T, Soriano-Gabarro M. Meningococcal Disease in Asia: an Under–Recognized Public Health Burden. Epidemiology and Infection. 2011;139(7):967985.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases: Meningococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance

Regions: Asia