Recent News

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.

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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Ahmed SS, Pondo T, Xing W, e al. Early impact of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine use on invasive pneumococcal disease among adults with and without underlying medical conditions—United States. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 12)

Bai X, Borrow R, Bukovski S, et al. Prevention and control meningococcal disease: updates from the Global Meningococcal Initiative in Eastern Europe. J Infect 2019 (published online Nov 1)

Batty EM, Cusack TP, Thaipadungpanit J, et al. The spread of chloramphenicol-resistant Neisseria meningitidis in Southeast Asia. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Apr 8)

Beebeejaun K, Parikh SR, Campbell H, et al. Invasive meningococcal disease: timing and cause of death in England, 2008-2015. J Infect 2020 (published online Jan 2)

Bischoff P, Schroder C, Gastmeier P, et al. Surveillance of external ventricular drainage-associated meningitis and ventriculitis in German intensive care units. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Jan 10)

Bradshaw MJ, Byrge KC, Ivey KS, et al. Meningoencephalitis due to spotted fever rickettsioses, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 15)

Chang LJ, Hedrick J, Christensen S, et al. A Phase II, randomized, immunogenicity and safety study of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, MenACYW-TT, in healthy adolescents in the United States. Vaccine 2020 (pubished online Mar 21

Chen M, Chen C, Yang Q, et al. Candida meningitis in neurosurgical patients: a single-institute study of 9 cases over 7 years. Epidemiol Infect 2020 (published online May 22)

Darmaun L, Levy C, Lagree M, et al. Recurrent pneumococcal meningitis in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2019 Sep;38(9):881-6

De Serres G, Billard MN, Gariepy MC, et al. Nephrotic syndrome following four-component meningococcal B vaccination: epidemiologic investigation of a surveillance signal. Vaccine 2019 (published online Jul 12)

Ellis DE, Zaoutis T, Thibault DP, et al. Readmissions after hospital care for meningitis in the United States. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Dec 19)

Ferreira VM, Ferreira IE, Chang HY, et al. Meningococcal carriage in young adults six years after meningococcal C conjugate (MCC) vaccine catch-up campaign in Salvador, Brazil. Vaccine 2020 Mar 23;38(14):2995-3002

Figueiredo AHA, Brouwer MC, Bijlsma MW, et al. Community-acquired pneumonia in patients with bacterial meningitis: a prospective nationwide cohort study. Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 (published online Sep 13)

Glimaker M, Naucler P, Sjolin J. Etiology, clinical presentation, outcome and the effect of initial management in immunocompromised patients with community acquired bacterial meningitis. J Infect 2020 (published online Jan 5)

Gomez JA, Malbran PW, Vidal G, et al. Estimation of the real burden of invasive meningococcal disease in Argentina. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Nov 29)

Harrington WE, Mato S, Burroughs L, et al. Vaccine Oka varicella meningitis in two adolescents. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Nov 27)

Im JH, Woo H, Ha BM, et al. Effectiveness of a single dose of the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, MenACWY-CRM, in the Korean Armed Forces. Vaccine 2019 (published online Nov 29)

J Infect Dis. MenAfriNet: a network supporting case-based meningitis surveillance and vaccine evaluation in the meningitis belt of Africa. J Infect Dis 2019 Dec 1;220(suppl 4)

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)

Ladhani SN, Andrews N, Parikh SR, et al. Vaccination of infants with meningococcal group B vaccine (4CMenB) in England. N Engl J Med 2020 Jan 23;382(4):309-17

Langley JM, Bant S, Quach C, et al. Randomized trial of 2 schedules of meningococcal B vaccine in adolescents and young adults, Canada. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 (published online Feb 19)

Lochlainn LMN, de Gier B, van der Maas N, et al. Immunogenicity, effectiveness, and safety of measles vaccination in infants younger than 9 months: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2019 (published online Sep 20)

Loenenbach AD, van der Ende A, de Melker HE, et al. The clinical picture and severity of invasive meningococcal disease serogroup W compared with other serogroups in the Netherlands, 2015-2018. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Sep 26)

Marshall HS, McMillan M, Koehler AP, et al. Meningococcal B vaccine and meningococcal carriage in adolescents in Australia. N Engl J Med 2020 Jan 23;382(4):318-27

McMillan M, Walters L, Sullivan T, et al. Impact of meningococcal B (4CMenB) vaccine on pharyngeal Neisseria meningitidis carriage density and persistence in adolescents. Clin Infect Dis (published online May 24)

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