Meningitis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality among children >5 years of age and is especially prevalent in developing countries. Effective routine immunization against Hib, pneumococcus and serogroupC meningococcus has had a significant impact on both invasive disease and carriage caused by these encapsulated bacteria. The major challenge in prevention of meningitis remains the delivery of vaccines worldwide, especially to resource-poor regions with the greatest disease burden.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/bmb/ldh041

Type

Journal

Br Med Bull

Publication Date

2004

Volume

72

Pages

65 - 81

Keywords

Bacterial Proteins, Bacterial Vaccines, Haemophilus Vaccines, Humans, Meningitis, Bacterial, Meningitis, Haemophilus, Meningitis, Meningococcal, Meningococcal Vaccines, Pneumococcal Infections, Pneumococcal Vaccines, Streptococcus agalactiae, Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis Vaccines