Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
Despite encouraging progress in the development of glycoconjugate vaccines against serogroup A and C meningococci, the development of an effective vaccine against serogroup B organisms remains a...
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, School of Tropical Medicine, Niamey, Niger, School of Tropical Medicine, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Devastating epidemics of meningococcal meningitis are well known in the Meningitis Belt of West and North-Central Africa.
Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland, Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ministry of Health, Navrongo, Ghana
A Neisseria meningitidis meningitis outbreak in the district of Kassena-Nankana district in northern Ghana during March-July 1997 resulted in 1,396 cases with 65 deaths.
Oxford University, Oxford, UK, Wellcome Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease, Department of Zoology, London, UK
Neisseria lactamica is an essentially harmless close relative of the meningococcus that is commonly carried by infants and small children.
Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK
Little is known about the psychological sequelae of meningococcal disease in children and adolescents and their families.
PHLS Meningococcal Reference Unit, Manchester, UK
N. meningitidis is now the major cause of bacterial meningitis.