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Effect of Vaccines on Bacterial Meningitis Worldwide

This article, published in The Lancet, focuses on the three most common causes of acute bacterial meningitis: Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Neisseria meningitidis. The authors compare patterns of meningitis attributable to these three pathogens, key issues for measurement of disease burden and vaccine effect, and the future role of vaccines in prevention of acute bacterial meningitis. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: McIntyre PB, O'Brien KL, Greenwood B, van de Beek D

Published: 2012

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Citation: McIntyre PB, O'Brien KL, Greenwood B, van de Beek D. Effect of Vaccines on Bacterial Meningitis Worldwide. The Lancet. 2012;380(9854):1703-1711.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Meningococcus, Pneumococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global