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Research & Reviews  137 results

Meningococcal Serogroup ACYWX Conjugate Vaccine in Comparison With MenACWY-TT Conjugate Vaccine
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05093829

Oct 26th, 2021 - Meningococcal meningitis, caused by invasive strains of Neisseria meningitidis, is a major public health concern because of its considerable morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Case fatality during meningococcal meningitis epidemics can...

An overview of bacterial meningitis epidemics in Africa from 1928 to 2018 with a focus ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8485505
BMC Infectious Diseases; Mazamay S, Guégan JF et. al.

Oct 2nd, 2021 - Bacterial meningitis occurs worldwide but Africa remains the most affected continent, especially in the "Meningitis belt" that extends from Senegal to Ethiopia. Three main bacteria are responsible for causing bacterial meningitis, i.e., N. meningi...

Pneumococcal Meningitis Outbreaks in Africa, 2000-2018: Systematic Literature Review an...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8414910
The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Franklin K, Kwambana-Adams B et. al.

Sep 2nd, 2021 - The meningitis belt of sub-Saharan Africa has traditionally experienced large outbreaks of meningitis mainly caused by Neisseria meningitidis. More recently, Streptococcus pneumoniae has been recognized as a cause of meningitis outbreaks in the re...

Lactate-Induced Dispersal of Neisseria meningitidis Microcolonies Is Mediated by Change...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8445170
Infection and Immunity; Sigurlásdóttir S, Lidberg K et. al.

Jun 15th, 2021 - Neisseria meningitidis is the etiologic agent of meningococcal meningitis and sepsis. Initial colonization of meningococci in the upper respiratory tract epithelium is crucial for disease development. The colonization occurs in several steps and e...

Booster immunization of meningococcal meningitis vaccine among children in Hangzhou, Ch...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8148366
PloS One; Che X, Liu Y et. al.

May 26th, 2021 - Despite China's Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) provides 2 doses of group A and group C meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPV-AC) for children at 3 years and 6 years old, more self-paying group ACYW135 meningococcal polysaccharide vacci...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  5 results

Meningococcal Serogroup ACYWX Conjugate Vaccine in Comparison With MenACWY-TT Conjugate Vaccine
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05093829

Oct 26th, 2021 - Meningococcal meningitis, caused by invasive strains of Neisseria meningitidis, is a major public health concern because of its considerable morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Case fatality during meningococcal meningitis epidemics can...

Evaluation of Different Methods for Diagnosis of ME
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03759470

Nov 30th, 2018 - meningitis is a notifiable disease in many countries, the exact incidence rate is unknown. In 2013 meningitis resulted in 303,000 deaths - down from 464,000 deaths in 1990. In 2010 it was estimated that meningitis resulted in 420,000 deaths, exclu...

Ciprofloxacin for the Prevention of Meningococcal Meningitis
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02724046

Feb 8th, 2018 - Antibiotic prophylaxis is not currently recommended for contacts of cases during a meningitis epidemic in the African Meningitis Belt. Reactive vaccination campaigns are the preferred strategy for prevention during an epidemic. A novel strain of m...

Safety Study of Group A, C, Y & W-135 Meningococcal Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine for Meningitis
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01482052

Jan 14th, 2013 - Meningococcal disease is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. The disease most commonly is expressed as either meningococcal meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, or meningococcemia, the...

Impact of the 7 Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (7vPCV) on Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Streptococcus Pneumoniae in Healthy Jordanian Infants
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00900978

Sep 30th, 2009 - S. pneumoniae is one of the major bacterial causes of invasive disease, community acquired pneumonia and respiratory tract infections worldwide (Song, Oh et al. 2008). It causes meningitis, bacteraemia, otitis media, pneumonia and other infections...

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News  15 results

5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/940754

Nov 11th, 2020 - Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia, with about 1.2 million cases of infection and 135,000 deaths globally each year. Because death can rapidly follow infection, cases should be consider...

5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/940754

Nov 11th, 2020 - Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia, with about 1.2 million cases of infection and 135,000 deaths globally each year. Because death can rapidly follow infection, cases should be consider...

Table of Surrogate Endpoints That Were the Basis of Drug Approval or Licensure
http://www.fda.gov/drugs/development-resources/table-surrogate-endpoints-were-basis-drug-approval-or-licensure

What is the purpose of the Surrogate Endpoint Table? FDA’s surrogate endpoint table provides valuable information for drug developers on endpoints that may be considered and discussed with FDA for individual development programs. This table also f...

C-reactive protein levels help predict bacterial meningitis outcomes
https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/article/107633/infectious-diseases/c-reactive-protein-levels-help-predict-bacterial
Tara Haelle

Mar 28th, 2016 - Measuring C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in children with bacterial meningitis can help determine those children’s prognoses, a study showed. “A single CRP measurement on the 3rd or 4th day is the most informative, since it rather reliably identi.

ID Update 2014: New and Emerging Threats
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/825908

Jun 5th, 2014 - Hi, everyone. I am John Bartlett, at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine 2014 meeting in Orlando, Florida, giving an update on infectious diseases. I am going to move to the topic of our epidemic of epidemics. We have broken a lot...

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