PerspectiveMeningococcal Meningitis

Toward a Meningitis-Free World

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Science Translational Medicine  29 Feb 2012:
Vol. 4, Issue 123, pp. 123ps5
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003859

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Meningococcal meningitis is a devastating disease that is often fatal. Vaccines against the five major meningococcal serogroups causing disease are about to become available, a conjugate vaccine against meningococcus A is in use for mass vaccination in Africa, and a protein-based vaccine against meningococcal B is ready for licensure. With the availability of these new vaccines, the world can finally be rid of meningococcal meningitis, thus rewriting a new chapter in medical history.

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