Links to news items about Meningococcal Disease from around the world.
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Nov 27th 2009 - Australia
Modern Trends in Mortality From Meningococcal Disease in Aus...
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
December 2009 - Volume 28 - Issue 12 - pp 1119-1120
Modern Trends in Mortality From Meningococcal Disease in Australia
Simpkins, Daniel BComm, LLB; Wood, Nicholas MB BS, DCH, MPH, FRACP; Jelfs, Jane PhD; McIntyre, Peter B. MB BS, PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM; Menzies, Robert MPH; Lawrence, Glenda BSc, PhD, MPH; Booy, Robert MB BS, MSc, MD, FRACP, FRCPCH
Between 1979 and 2006, there were 610 deaths recorded as due to meningococcal disease in Australia. Mortality rates per capita consistently increased on average by 6% per annum between 1979 and 2002, but then fell significantly in 2003, coinciding with the introduction of the meningococcal C conjugate vaccine. In 2002, the mortality rate was 0.24 per 100,000. In the 4 years since, it fell progressively to 0.06 per 100,000. Since the introduction of conjugate Hib and pneumococcal vaccines, meningococcal disease has emerged as the number 1 infectious cause of death in children but conjugate meningococcal C vaccine appears to have greatly reduced total meningococcal disease deaths.
October 23rd 2009 Brisbane
Childcare centre tested as Logan toddler confirmed with meningococcal
20th August, 2009
Teen girl critical with meningococcal
8th August, 2009
Meningitis rises as flu spreads
17 July 2009
Children treated after link with sick baby boy
15 July 2009
strikes baby boy
12 July 2009
Brave tot survives killer bug
1 July 2009
Novartis receives Complete Response letter from the US Food and ...
23 June 2009 UK
Olivia Salutes Blood Donors
8 June 2009 South Australia
SA meningococcal disease cases 'unrelated'
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