Neisseria meningitidis

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Neisseria meningitidis

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Neisseria meningitidis" returned 909 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bacterial meningitis epidemiology and return of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A cases in Burkina Faso in the five years following MenAfriVac mass vaccination campaign.
 

Author(s): Alpha Oumar Diallo, Heidi M Soeters, Issaka Yameogo, Guetawendé Sawadogo, Flavien Aké, Clément Lingani, Xin Wang, Andre Bita, Amadou Fall, Lassana Sangaré, Rasmata Ouédraogo-Traoré, Isaïe Medah, Brice Bicaba, Ryan T Novak,

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Historically, Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A (NmA) caused large meningitis epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, Burkina Faso became the first country to implement a national meningococcal serogroup A conjugate vaccine (MACV) campaign. We analyzed nationwide meningitis surveillance ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Nasal carriage rate and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Neisseria meningitidis in healthy Ethiopian children and adolescents: A cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Tinsae Alemayehu, Amha Mekasha, Tamrat Abebe

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Community nasal meningococcal carriage rates are high across Africa. Meningococcal infections are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the continent; especially among children and adolescents. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of nasal carriage and antibiotic susceptibilities ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rapid Laboratory Identification of Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup C as the Cause of an Outbreak - Liberia, 2017.
 

Author(s): Jaymin C Patel, Josiah George, Jeni Vuong, Caelin C Potts, Catherine Bozio, Thomas A Clark, Jerry Thomas, Joshua Schier, Arthur Chang, Jessica L Waller, Maureen H Diaz, Melissa Whaley, Laurel T Jenkins, Serena Fuller, Desmond E Williams, John T Redd, Ray R Arthur, Fahn Taweh, Yatta Vera Walker, Patrick Hardy, Maxwell Freeman, Victoria Katawera, Gulu Gwesa, Miatta Z Gbanya, Peter Clement, Henry Kohar, Mardia Stone, Mosoka Fallah, Tolbert Nyenswah, Jonas M Winchell, Xin Wang, Lucy A McNamara, E Kainne Dokubo, LeAnne M Fox

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On April 25, 2017, a cluster of unexplained illness and deaths among persons who had attended a funeral during April 21-22 was reported in Sinoe County, Liberia (1). Using a broad initial case definition, 31 cases were identified, including 13 (42%) deaths. Twenty-seven cases were ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Neisseria meningitidis" returned 30 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Burden of Neisseria meningitidis infections in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yaowen Zhang, Dong Wei, Xinzhen Guo, Mai Han, Lichao Yuan, Moe H Kyaw

Journal: J Glob Health. 2016 Dec;6(2):020409.

 

Neisseria meningitidis is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia in children and young adults worldwide. The disease burden associated with N. meningitidis infections has not been systematically assessed in China. Therefore, we undertook this study to determine the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Towards understanding the epidemiology of Neisseria meningitidis in the African meningitis belt: a multi-disciplinary overview.
 

Author(s): Lydiane Agier, Nadège Martiny, Oumy Thiongane, Judith E Mueller, Juliette Paireau, Eleanor R Watkins, Tom J Irving, Thibaut Koutangni, Hélène Broutin

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2017 Jan;54():103-112.

 

Neisseria meningitidis is the major cause of seasonal meningitis epidemics in the African meningitis belt. In the changing context of a reduction in incidence of serogroup A and an increase in incidence of serogroups W and C and of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a better understanding ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Neisseria meningitidis presenting as acute abdomen and recurrent reactive pericarditis.
 

Author(s): Karolina Akinosoglou, Angelos Alexopoulos, Nikolaos Koutsogiannis, Charalampos Gogos, Aleksandra Lekkou

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;20(6):641-644.

 

Meningococcal meningitis is a well established potential fatal infection characterized by fever, headache, petechial rash, and vomiting in the majority of cases. However, protean manifestations including abdominal pain, sore throat, diarrhea and cough, even though rare, should not ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Evaluation of Vaccinal and Natural Immunity Against Meningococcus C
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Prevention of Meningococcus C Infections

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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Conjugate Vaccine Against Meningococcus C a Brazilian Project
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Serogroup C Meningococcal Meningitis

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2016

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