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, 72, 65-81

Vaccines Against Bacterial Meningitis

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Vaccines Against Bacterial Meningitis

S Segal et al. Br Med Bull.

Abstract

Meningitis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality among children >5 years of age and is especially prevalent in developing countries. Effective routine immunization against Hib, pneumococcus and serogroupC meningococcus has had a significant impact on both invasive disease and carriage caused by these encapsulated bacteria. The major challenge in prevention of meningitis remains the delivery of vaccines worldwide, especially to resource-poor regions with the greatest disease burden.

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