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Br Med Bull. 2005 Mar 31;72:65-81. Print 2004.

Vaccines against bacterial meningitis.

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Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, Level 4, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK. Shelley.segal@paediatrics.oxford.ac.uk

Abstract

Meningitis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality among children >5 years of age and is especially prevalent in developing countries. Effective routine immunization against Hib, pneumococcus and serogroupC meningococcus has had a significant impact on both invasive disease and carriage caused by these encapsulated bacteria. The major challenge in prevention of meningitis remains the delivery of vaccines worldwide, especially to resource-poor regions with the greatest disease burden.

PMID:
15802609
DOI:
10.1093/bmb/ldh041
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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