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Vaccines against bacterial meningitis

Abstract:
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.
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/bmb/ldh041

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Paediatrics,Department of
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Paediatrics,Department of
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Medical Bulletin Journal website
Volume:
72
Issue:
1
Pages:
65-81
Publication date:
2004
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EISSN:
1471-8391
ISSN:
0007-1420
URN:
uuid:c1b3c7b5-b668-4f04-8285-400bd70ab319
Local pid:
ora:4201
Language:
English
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