Tag: meningococcal infection

5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease

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....

Two Thirds of US Teens Fail to Get Needed Vaccines

Only 30.6% of American adolescents complete three routinely recommended vaccinations, new research has found, but that number varies widely by state. The Advisory Committee on...

TNF Inhibitors Linked to Inflammatory CNS Events

Use of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in patients with autoimmune diseases may increase risk for inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) outcomes, new research suggests...

Surveillance Data Demonstrate Benefit of Meningococcal Vaccination in US

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Following introduction of the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccination program in the United States, the rate of decline in cases of meningococcal...