The second case involves a suspected not yet confirmed invasive meningococcus
infection in a child from the Horehronie (Upper Hron) region of central Slovakia, aged five, who suddenly got sick on January 4.
The post mortem, which was completed late on Saturday, showed that the child died "of an infection that destroyed the adrenal glands, possibly meningococcus
The university system announced that, starting in 2017, it will require all students to receive vaccination against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, meningococcus
, tetanus and whooping cough.
In the past few years, well-publicized outbreaks of meningococcus
B have occurred on some university campuses.
ABIVAX has signed an agreement with The Finlay Institute, Havana, Cuba, that will allow it to commercialize vaccines against typhoid, meningococcus
, and leptospirosis, in Asian and Latin American markets.
Most recently, he was director of the Vaccine Development Global Program at PATH, where he built and advanced the development of vaccines against pneumococcus, rotavirus, ETEC, shigella, meningococcus
, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, polio and Japanese encephalitis.
Vaccines are available in the United States for warding off four types of the meningococcus
can be transmitted from human to human through direct contact with droplet of respiratory secretions (8).
influenzae type b 10 cases, streptococcus pneumoniae 15 cases and meningococcus
only one case respectively.
It induces a higher and more sustainable immune response against group A meningococcus
, it is expected to confer long-term protection not only for those who receive the vaccine, but to family members and others who would otherwise have been exposed to meningitis and it is expected to be particularly effective in protecting children under two years of age, who do not respond to conventional polysaccharide vaccines.
Teenagers, people from manual work social classes and those who have recently had colds are also at higher risk of carrying the meningococcus
bug in their throats and noses, according to the research carried out at a Powys school.
VA-MENGOC-BC is the only vaccine available in the world against the disease caused by meningococcus
B and has been included since 1991 in Cuba's national infant immunization program.