Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK
Meningococcal disease is the commonest infectious cause of death in children in the UK. There are approximately 3,000 cases annually.
Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
A simple user-friendly test for rapid diagnosis of bacterial meningitis has been devised for use in routine diagnostic laboratories.
Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK
Meningococcal infection remains an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality.
Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Vaccines are urgently required for control of meningococcal disease.
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Evidence suggest that students in universities are at a significantly higher risk of invasive meningococcal disease than other young adults. The bringing together of many young people into communal...
Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK
Capsular polysaccharides (CPS) are T-cell independent and meningococcal CPS vaccines therefore produce short lived immunity.