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GBS disease in the UK and Ireland: a surveillance and case-control study

St George's University of London, London, UK

Group B streptococcal disease (GBSD) is the most common cause of severe, early onset neonatal disease (meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia). The incidence, risk factors, morbidity, mortality...

Genetic factors determining susceptibility and severity of meningococcal disease

Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK

Although the vast majority of people are colonised by Neissera meningitidis at some point during their lives, less than 0.01% are affected by meningococcal disease (MD) and most of these suffer a...

Immune response to a combined three component acellular pertussis-hib vaccine give at the same time as a meningitis C conjugate Vaccine to premature infants

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK

100 infants born at 31 weeks gestation or less will be immunised with a combined three component acellular pertussis-HIB vaccine at the same time as a meningitis C conjugate vaccine at 2, 3 and 4...

Investigation of immunological effect of candidate meningococcal B vaccines in adults.

HPA Centre for Infections, London, UK

Development of vaccines for the prevention of meningococcal B disease is a high public health priority and requires intensive research efforts, in particular to help elucidate the immunological...

Pathogenic significance of meningococcal IgA1 protease

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Even when treated in specialised hospital units, invasive meningococcal disease has a 5-20% mortality with a similar percentage suffering lasting sequelae.

Social, psychological and functional outcomes after meningococcal disease in adolescents: a longitudinal case-control study

University College, London, UK

Background: Little is known about the long-term consequences of MD, particularly in adolescence.

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