Meningitis

Recent News

Feb 14, 2019

News Scan for Feb 14, 2019

Ebola outbreak expands
MERS in Oman, Saudi Arabia
Meningitis B on campuses
Dec 31, 2018
Group of college students

Study highlights higher risk of meningitis B in college students

Students have more than triple the risk of contracting serogroup B meningococcal disease.

Dec 21, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 21, 2018

Rapid meningitis tests
Novel pneumonia antibiotic
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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)

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)

Bennett D, O'Lorcain P, Morgan S, et al. Epidemiology of two decades of invasive meningococcal disease in the Republic of Ireland: an analysis of national surveillance data on laboratory-confirmed cases from 1996 to 2016. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Mar 12)

Bozio CH, Blain A, MacNeil J, et al. Meningococcal disease surveillance in men who have sex with men—United States, 2015–2016. MMWR 2018 Sep 28;67(38):1060-3

Bozio CH, Vuong J, Dokubo EK, et al. Outbreak of Neisseria meningitides serogroup C outside the meningitis belt—Liberia, 2017: an epidemiological and laboratory investigation. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Oct 15)

Chu V, Carpenter DM, Winter K, et al. Increased risk of late-onset Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis in adults with prior head or spine surgeries. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 19)

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)

De Serres G, Billard MN, Gariepy MC, et al. Short-term safety of 4CMenB vaccine during a mass meningococcal B vaccination campaign in Quebec, Canada. Vaccine 2018 (published online Nov 19)

Findlow H, Campbell H, Lucidarme J, et al. Serogroup C Neisseria meningitidis disease epidemiology, seroprevalence, vaccine effectiveness and waning immunity, England, 1998/99 to 2015/16. Euro Surveill 2019 Jan 3;24(1):pii=1700818

Frank T, Hong E, Mbecko JR, et al. Emergence of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W, Central African Republic. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 Nov;24(11)

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

Guo LU, Li YJ, Liu LL, et al. Detection of pediatric bacterial meningitis pathogens from cerebrospinal fluid by next-generation sequencing technology. J Infection 2018 (published online Dec 11)

Hasbun R, Wootton SH, Rosenthal N, et al. Epidemiology of meningitis and encephalitis in infancts and children in the United States, 2011-2014. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2019 Jan;38(1):37-41

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

Hitchings MDT, Coldiron ME, Grais RF, et al. Analysis of a meningococcal meningitis outbreak in Niger — potential effectiveness of reactive prophylaxis. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 019 Mar 11;13(3):e0007077

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

Leeds IL, Namasivayam V, Bamogo A, et al. Cost effectiveness of meningococcal serogroup B vaccination in college-aged young adults. Am J Prevent Med 2018 (published online Dec 17)

Mbaeyi SA, Joseph SJ, Blain A, et al. Meningococcal disease among college-aged young adults: 2014-2016. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Jan 1)

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)

Meiring S, Cohen C, de Gouveia L, et al. Declining incidence of invasive meningococcal disease in South Africa: 2003-2016. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Oct 23)

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

Miglietta A, Innocenti F, Pezzotti P, et al. Carriage rates and risk factors during an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease due to Neisseria meningitides serogroup C ST-11 (cc11) in Tuscany, Italy: a cross-sectional study. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Jan 8;19:29

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