Recent News

Dec 02, 2020

News Scan for Dec 02, 2020

Antibiotic prescribing during UK lockdown
Meningococcus B vaccine efficacy
Aug 06, 2020
Baby with IV port

First US case of resistant bacterial meningitis noted

The finding suggests that routine susceptibility testing of meningococcal isolates could help guide treatment and prevention.

Jun 18, 2020
Neisseria meningitidis

CDC reports novel resistant meningococcus strain

Some isolates of the novel strain are resistant to both penicillin and ciprofloxacin, officials say.

Jan 23, 2020
Meningococcus bacteria in spinal fluid

Studies: MenB vaccine prevents illness but not carriage rates

The two studies address unanswered questions about the vaccine, experts say.

Aug 22, 2019

News Scan for Aug 22, 2019

TB patterns in US kids
Teen vaccine uptake
Cuban Zika outbreak
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.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Aye AM, Bai X, Borrow R, et al. Meningococcal disease surveillance in the Asia-Pacific region (2020): the Global Meningococcal Initiative. J Infect 2020 (published online Jul 27)

Burstein B, Sabhaney V, Bone JN, et al. Prevalence of bacterial meningitis among febrile infants aged 29-60 days with positive urinalysis results: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open 2021 May 12;4(5):e214544

Chekrouni N, Koelman DL, Brouwer MC, et al. Community-acquired Haemophilus influenzae meningitis in adults. J Infect 2021 (published online Mar 24)

Chen TM, Chen HY, Hu B, et al. Characteristics of pediatric recurrent bacterial meningitis in Beijing Children's Hospital, 2006-2019. J Pediatr Infect Dis Soc 2021 (published online Jan 25)

Davis K, Pinto MV, Andrews NJ, et al. Immunogenicity of the UK group B meningococcal vaccine (4CMenB) schedule against groups B and C meningococcal strains (Sched3): outcomes of a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2021 (published online Jan 8)

Dhingra MS, Namazova-Baranova L, Arredondo-Garcia LA, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of a quadrivalent meningococcal tetanus toxoid-conjugate vaccine (MenACYW-TT) administered concomitantly with other paediatric vaccines in toddlers: a phase III randomized study. Epidemiol Infect 2021 (published online Apr 5)

Duffy J, Marquez P, Dores GM, et al. Safety surveillance of bivalent meningococcal group B vaccine, Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, 2014-2018. Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 (published online Oct 27)

Green MS, Schwartz N, Peer V. A meta-analytic evaluation of sex differences in meningococcal disease incidence rates in ten countries. Epidemiol Infect 2020 (published online Oct 2)

He F, Yang HM, Li GM, et al. Neisseria meningitidis carriage and risk factors among teenagers in Suizhou city in China. Epidemiol Infect 2020 (published online Sep 14)

Horvath-Puho E, van Kassel MN, Goncalves BP, et al. Mortality, neurodevelopmental impairments, and economic outcomes after invasive group B streptococcal disease in early infancy in Denmark and the Netherlands: a national matched cohort study. Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2021 (published online Apr 21)

Hovmand N, Lundbo LF, Kronborg G, et al. Recent increase in incidence of invasive serogroup W meningococcal disease: a retrospective observational study. Int J Infect Dis 2021 (published online Jun 5)

Koelman DL, Brouwer MC, ter Horst L, et al. Pneumococcal meningitis in adults: a prospective nationwide cohort study over a 20-year period. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online May 24)

Krone M, Lam TT, Claus H, et al. Recurrent invasive meningococcal infections—quantifying the risk, Germany, 2002 to 2018. Euro Surveill 2020 Jun;25(25)

La EM, Garbinsky D, Hunter S, et al. Meningococcal B vaccination coverage among older adolescents in the United States. Vaccine 2021 (published online Apr 10)

Ladhani SN, Campbell H, Andrews N, et al. First real world evidence of meningococcal group B vaccine, 4CMenB, protection against meningococcal group W disease; prospective enhanced national surveillance, England. Clin Infect Dis (published online Aug 26)

Martinon-Torres F, Banzhoff A, Azzari C, et al. Recent advances in meningococcal B disease prevention: real-world evidence from 4CMenB vaccination. J Infect 2021 (published online Apr 29)

Mazamay S, Broutin J, Dompangue D, et al. The environmental drivers of bacterial meningitis epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 (published online Oct 7)

Mbaeyi S, Pondo T, Blain A, et al. Incidence of meningococcal disease before and after implementation of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine in the United States. JAMA Pediatr 2020 (published online Jul 20)

Mbaeyi S, Sampo E, Dinanibe K, et al. Meningococcal carriage 7 years after introduction of a serogroup A meningococcal conjugate vaccine in Burkina Faso: results from four cross-sectional carriage surveys. Lancet Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jul 9)

Mbaeyi SA, Bozio CH, Duffy J, et al. Meningococcal vaccination: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2020. MMWR 2020 Sep 25;69(9):1-41

McMillan M, Chandrakumar A, Wang HL, et al. Effectiveness of meningococcal vaccines at reducing invasive meningococcal disease and pharyngeal Neisseria meningitidis carriage: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Nov 19)

McMillan M, Wang B, Koehler AP, et al. Impact of meningococcal B vaccine on invasive meningococcal disease in adolescents. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online Feb 15)

McNamara LA, Potts C, Blain AE, et al. Detection of ciprofloxacin-resistant, beta-lactamase–producing Neisseria meningitidis serogroup Y isolates—United States, 2019–2020. MMWR 2020 Jun 19;69(24):735-9

Mintegi S, Garcia S, Martin MJ, et al. Clinical prediction rule for distinguishing bacterial from aseptic meningitis. Pediatrics 2020 Aug:e20201126

Mustapha MM, Marsh JW, Shutt KA, et al. Transmission dynamics and microevolution of Neisseria meningitidis during carriage and invasive disease in high school students, Georgia and Maryland, USA, 2006-2007. J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Oct 27)

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