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A multi-disciplinary approach to vaccine development

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...


Forecasting meningitis epidemics in Africa

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.


Long-term disability after meningitis in the Kassena-Nankana district of Northern Ghana

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.


Population study of Neisseria lactamica in infants and small children

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.


Psychological outcome of children admitted to hospital with meningococcal disease

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.


Therapeutic and epidemiological significance of decreased susceptibility to penicillin in Neisseria meningitidis

PHLS Meningococcal Reference Unit, Manchester, UK

N. meningitidis is now the major cause of bacterial meningitis.


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