Recent News

Jun 22, 2022

News Scan for Jun 22, 2022

US, global monkeypox increase
Florida MSM meningitis outbreak
UK poliovirus detection
More avian flu in US wild birds
Apr 14, 2022
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea

Studies highlight meningitis vaccine's potential against gonorrhea

Data suggest 4CMenB protection against gonorrhea and support the feasibility of a gonococcal vaccine.

Sep 28, 2021

News Scan for Sep 28, 2021

Global meningitis strategy
Flu low worldwide
Ebola sexual abuse probe
Avian flu outbreaks
Sep 21, 2021

News Scan for Sep 21, 2021

Afghan evacuee infectious disease alert
Antivirals for pediatric flu patients
Meningitis in the DRC
Non-COVID excess deaths
Sep 08, 2021

News Scan for Sep 08, 2021

AmeriCorps for public health
New H5N6 avian flu case in China
DRC meningitis outbreak
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Aerts C, Leahy S, Mucasse H, et al. Quantifying the acute care costs of neonatal bacterial sepsis and meningitis in Mozambique and South Africa. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online Nov 2)

Blain AE, Reese HE, Marjuki H, et al. Serogroup A, C, W, and Y meningococcal disease in persons previously vaccinated with a serogroup ACWY meningococcal vaccine – United States, 2014–2018. Vaccine 2021 (published online Nov 19)

Dubey H, Oster P, Fazeli MS, et al. Risk factors for contracting invasive meningococcal disease and related mortality: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Int J Infect Dis 2022 (published online Mar 23)

Fazio C, Daprai L, Neri A, et al. Reactive vaccination as control strategy for an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis C:P1.5-1,10-8:F3-6:ST-11(cc11), Bergamo province, Italy, December 2019 to January 2020. Euro Surveill 2022 Mar 3;27(24)

Hovmand N, Christensen HC, Lundbo LF, et al. Nonspecific symptoms dominate at first contact to emergency healthcare services among cases with invasive meningococcal disease. BMC Fam Pract 2021 Nov 30;22(240)

Ivanova-Markova Y, Gonzalez-Dominguez A, Hidalgo A, et al. Cost of illness of invasive meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis in Spain. Vaccine 2021 (published online Nov 16)

Kobayashi M, Abdul-Karim A, Milucky JL, et al. Estimating the economic burden of pneumococcal meningitis and pneumonia in northern Ghana in the African meningitis belt post-PCV13 introduction. Vaccine 2021 (published online Jul 1)

Ladhani SN, Campbell H, Amin-Chowdhury Z, et al. Timing of meningococcal vaccination with 4CMenB (Bexsero) in children with invasive meningococcal group B (MenB) disease in England. Vaccine 2022 (published online Feb 8)

Lundbo LF, Harboe ZB, Sandholdt H, et al. Comorbidity increases the risk of invasive meningococcal disease in adults. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online Sep 27)

Mazamay S, Guegan JF, Diallo N, et al. An overview of bacterial meningitis epidemics in Africa from 1928 to 2018 with a focus on epidemics "outside the belt." BMC Infect Dis 2021 Sep 30;21(1027)

Meiring S, Tempia S, Dominic EM, et al. Excess invasive meningococcal disease associated with seasonal influenza, South Africa, 2003-2018. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online Aug 14)

Nataprawira HM, Gafar F, Risan NA, et al. Treatment outcomes of childhood tuberculous meningitis in a real-world retrospective cohort, Bandung, Indonesia. Emerg Infect Dis 2022 (published online Feb 8)

Paradkar MS, Devaleenal DB, Mvalo T, et al. Randomized clinical trial of high dose rifampicin with or without levofloxacin versus standard of care for paediatric tuberculous meningitis: the TBM-KIDS trial. Clin Infect Dis 2022 (published online Mar 15)

Pingali C, Yankey D, Elam-Evans LD, et al. National, regional, state, and selected local area vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13–17 years—United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021 Sep 2;70:1183–90

Rudmann KC, Brown NE, Blain A, et al. Invasive meningococcal disease among people experiencing homelessness—United States, 2016–2019. J Infect Dis 2022 (published online Jun 24)

Russo DO, torres BR, Romanelli RMC, et al. Haemophilus influenzae serotype a as a cause of meningitis in children in Brazil. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2022 Feb;41(2):108-11

Saboui M, Tsang RSW, MacTavish R, et al. Invasive meningococcal disease report, 2012 to 2019. Can Commun Dis Rep 2022 May;48(5)

Sulis G, Horn M, Borrow R, et al. A comparison of national vaccination policies to prevent serogroup B meningococcal disease. Vaccine 2022 (published online May 14)

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