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Epidemic meningitis, meningococcaemia, and Neisseria meningitidis
The next generation of meningococcal conjugate vaccines for serogroups A, C, Y, W-135, and broadly effective serogroup B vaccines are on the horizon, which could eliminate the organism as a major threat to human health in industrialised countries in the next decade. Expand
Bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax: the first 10 cases reported in the United States.
Clinical presentation and course of cases of bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax, in the District of Columbia, Florida, New Jersey, and New York, are described; survival of patients was markedly higher than previously reported. Expand
Meningococcal disease.
The epidemiology of candidemia in two United States cities: results of a population-based active surveillance.
Detailed surveillance of Candida species isolated from blood in Atlanta and San Francisco during 1992-1993 document the substantial burden of candidemia and its changing epidemiology. Expand
The changing epidemiology of meningococcal disease in the United States, 1992-1996.
Compared with cases occurring in previous years, recent cases are more likely to be caused by serogroup Y and to occur among older age groups and Ongoing surveillance is necessary to determine the stability of serogroups and serosubtype distribution. Expand
Conquering the meningococcus.
  • D. Stephens
  • Biology, Medicine
  • FEMS microbiology reviews
  • 2007
New discoveries impacting prevention and future prospects for conquering the meningococcus as a human pathogen are reviewed. Expand
A population-based assessment of invasive disease due to group B Streptococcus in nonpregnant adults.
Invasive group B streptococcal infection is a major problem not only in pregnant women and neonates but also in nonpregnant adults, especially those who are elderly and those who have chronic diseases. Expand
Rapid generation of neutralizing antibody responses in COVID-19 patients
The dynamics of antibody responses to the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein and virus neutralization activity in 44 COVID-19 patients revealed the magnitude of RBD-specific IgG binding titers correlated strongly with viral neutralization. Expand
Changes in Neisseria meningitidis disease epidemiology in the United States, 1998-2007: implications for prevention of meningococcal disease.
Before the introduction of the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, the incidence of meningitis disease in the United States decreased to a historic low, however, mening bacteria still causes a substantial burden of disease among all age groups. Expand
Biology and pathogenesis of the evolutionarily successful, obligate human bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.
The general status of knowledge of pathogenesis of meningococcal carriage, transmission and virulence behavior is reviewed with particular emphasis on the relevance of research on this topic to vaccine development. Expand