24 April is World Meningitis Awareness Day

24 April is World Meningitis Awareness Day.

Pharma Intelligence is commemorating this day with a 20% discount off Meningitis reports.

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Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by a number of different viral and bacterial pathogens including Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae. However, in the US, Neisseria meningitidis is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children, as well as one of the most important causes in adults. There are 13 known serotypes of meningococcal disease, of which five (A, B, C, Y, and W-135) account for 90% of the global disease burden.

Related Reports

Datamonitor interviewed an infectious diseases specialist based in the US Greater Washington DC area to determine this physician’s views on marketed and pipeline meningococcal vaccines.

Highlights

  • Advantage of tetravalent conjugated vaccines over unconjugated vaccines.
  • Expansion of meningococcal vaccination beyond the 11-21 years age group.
  • Comparison of Menveo and Menactra tetravalent vaccines
  • Serotype B vaccines Bexsero and Trumenba

Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by a number of different viral and bacterial pathogens including Haemophilus influenzae b (Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae. However, in the US, Neisseria meningitidis is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children, as well as one of the most important causes in adults. There are 13 known serotypes of meningococcal disease, of which five (A, B, C, Y, and W-135) account for 90% of the global disease burden.