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Global Epidemiology of Invasive Meningococcal Disease

Neisseria meningitidis is one of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis globally and can also cause sepsis, pneumonia, and other manifestations. The worldwide epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) varies markedly by region and over time. This review, published in Population Health Metrics, summarizes the burden of IMD in different countries and identifies the highest-incidence countries where routine preventive programs against Neisseria meningitidis would be most beneficial in providing protection.

Author: Jafri RZ, Ali A, Messonnier NE, et al.

Published: 2013

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Citation: Jafri RZ, Ali A, Messonnier NE, et al. Global Epidemiology of Invasive Meningococcal Disease. Population Health Metrics. 2013;11(17):1-10.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Meningococcus

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

Regions: Global