Meningitis

Recent News

Aug 23, 2018

News Scan for Aug 23, 2018

Alaska mumps outbreak
Priority review for tropical diseases
Avian flu in Malaysia, Taiwan
Aug 21, 2018
Vaccine prep

Physician knowledge gaps may limit use of MenB vaccine

A survey of primary care docs reveals significant gaps in their knowledge of serogroup B meningococcal vaccines.

Jul 02, 2018

News Scan for Jul 02, 2018

H3N2v in Indiana
MSF announces DRC Ebola activity transition
Meningitis in the UK
Apr 24, 2018

News Scan for Apr 24, 2018

US stockpile management
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Meningitis B vaccine progress
Mar 29, 2018

News Scan for Mar 29, 2018

Flu vaccine and pertussis
Yellow fever in Brazil
Listeria in South Africa
Family meningitis spread
H5N6 in Finland, Slovakia
Feb 13, 2018

News Scan for Feb 13, 2018

Trump budget proposal
Lassa fever response
Saudi Arabia MERS
UK lab accidents
Pneumonia in opioid users
Dec 14, 2017

News Scan for Dec 14, 2017

Long-lasting Ebola antibodies
Meningitis C in Nigeria
Bangladesh diphtheria outbreak
Dec 13, 2017

News Scan for Dec 13, 2017

More puppy Campylobacter
Food safety panel phased out
Urine TB test developed
Zika vaccine durability
MenB vaccine in young adults
Dec 01, 2017

News Scan for Dec 01, 2017

H7N9 warnings
Polio in Afghanistan
Meningitis outbreak
Nov 09, 2017

News Scan for Nov 09, 2017

H7N9 and early antivirals
Avian flu in Japan, Taiwan
Meningococcal decline

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abad R, Medina V, del Carmen Farinas M, et al. Potential impact of the 4CMenB vaccine on oropharyngeal carriage of Neisseria meningitides. J Infect 2017 (published online Oct 5)

Alemayehu T, Mekasha A, Abebe T. Nasal carriage rate and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Neisseria meningitidis in healthy Ethiopian children and adolescents: a cross-sectional study. PLoS One 2017 Oct 26;12(10):e0187207

Balada-Llasat JM, Rosenthal N, Hasbun R, et al. Cost of managing meningitis and encephalitis among adult patients in the United States. Int J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Apr 24)

Basta NE, Berthe A, Keita M, et al. Meningococcal carriage within households in the African meningitis belt: a longitudinal pilot study. J Infect 2017 (published online Nov 29)

Beeslaar J, Absalon J, Balmer P, et al. Clinical data supporting a 2-dose schedule of MenB-FHbp, a bivalent meningococcal serogroup B vaccine, in adolescents and young adults. Vaccine 2018 (published online Jun 1)

Bloch D, Murray K, Peterson E, et al. Sex difference in meningococcal disease mortality, New York City, 2008-2016. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 2)

Breakwell L, Whaley M, Khan UI, et al. Meningococcal carriage among a university student population — United States, 2015. Vaccine 2017 (published online Nov 26)

Chen P, Lin X, Liu G, et al. Analysis of enterovirus types in patients with symptoms of aseptic meningitis in 2014 in Shandong, China. Virology 2018 March;516:196-201

Davizon ES, Soeters HM, Miller L, et al. Two cases of meningococcal disease in one family separated by an extended period — Colorado, 2015-2016. MMWR 2018 Mar 30;67(12):366-8

Dbaibo G, Favila JCT, Traskine M, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of MenACWY-TT, a meningococcal conjugate vaccine, co-administered with routine childhood vaccine in healthy infants: a phase III, randomized study. Vaccine 2018 (published online May 18)

Fiorito TM, Baird GL, Alexander-Scott N, et al. Adverse events following vaccination with bivalent rLP2086 (Trumenba): an observational, longitudinal study during a college outbreak and a systematic review. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 Jan 37(1):e13-9

Flacco ME, Manzoli L, Rosso A, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of the multicomponent meningococcal B vaccine (4CMenB) in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 19)

Guiddir T, Gros M, Hong E, et al. Unusual initial abdominal presentations of invasive meningococcal disease. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 28)

Hansen J, Zhang L, Klein NP, et al. Post-licensure safety surveillance study of routine use of quadrivalent meningococcal diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 21)

Hassan A, Mustapha GU, Lawal BB, et al. Time delays in the response to the Neisseria meningitides serogroup C outbreak in Nigeria – 2017. PLoS One 2018 Jun 19;13(6):e0199257

Kempe A, Allison MA, MacNeil JR, et al. Adoption of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine recommendations. Pediatrics 2018 (published online Aug 20)

Knol MJ, Ruijs WLM, Antonise-Kamp L, et al. Implementation of MenACWY vaccination because of ongoing increase in serogroup W invasive meningococcal disease, the Netherlands, 2018. Euro Surveill 2018 Apr 19;23(16):pii=18-00158

Li J, Shao Z, Liu G, et al. Meningococcal disease and control in China: findings and updates from the Global Meningococcal Initiative (GMI). J Infect 2018 (published online Feb 1)

MacNeil JR, Blain AE, Wang X, et al. Current epidemiology and trends in meningococcal disease — United States, 1996-2015. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 8)

Mandal S, Campbell H, Ribeiro S, et al. Risk of invasive meningococcal disease in university students in England and optimal strategies for protection using MenACWY vaccine. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 18)

Martinon-Torres F, Martinez AC, Simko R, et al. Antibody persistence and booster responses 24-36 months after different 4CMenB vaccination schedules in infants and children: a randomised trial. J Infect 2017 (published online Dec 15)

McGill F, Griffiths MJ, Bonnett LJ, et al. Incidence, aetiology, and sequelae of viral meningitis in UK adults: a multicentre prospective observational cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 2018)

Mentzer D, Oberle D, Keller-Stanislawski B. Adverse events following immunisation with a meningococcal serogroup B vaccine: report from post-marketing surveillance, Germany, 2013 to 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 Apr 26;23(17):pii=17-00468

Miglietta A, Fazio C, Neri A, et al. Interconnected clusters of invasive meningococcal disease due to Neisseria meningitides serogroup C ST-11 (cc11), involving bisexuals and men who have sex with men, with discos and gay-venues hotspots of transmission, Tuscany, Italy, 2015 to 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 Aug 23;23(34):pii=1700636

Molloy SF, Kanyama C, Heyderman RS, et al. Antifungal combinations for treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in Africa. N Engl J Med 2018 Mar 15;378(11):1004-17

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