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Research Offers Hope to Control Meningococci

Bacterial meningitis is caused by meningococcal infection and the disease spreads like wild fire. In Africa 250,000 people were affected// in a matter of weeks in the late 1990s. Mortality rate in cases without treatment is 85-90 percent and with treatment 10-15 percent. Patients also run a high ri...

Meningitis vaccine study gets £200,000 boost

...ces, aim to develop a vaccine against this strain of the bacterium. Group B meningococci mimic molecules in the human body, which makes developing an effective vacc...ansporter proteins proteins which are secreted from the surface of Group B meningococci which could be used to create antibodies that will then kill the bacteria....

Improved Meningitis Vaccine for Africa Expected to End Deadly Scourge

... with permanent problems, such as mental retardation, deafness, epilepsy, or necrosis leading to limb amputation. The most prominent groups of meningococci are A, B, C, Y, and W135. While groups A, B, and C are responsible for the majority of cases worldwide, group A causes deadly, explosive epidemics eve...
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