Bacterial Meningitis in Brazil: Baseline Epidemiologic Assessment of the Decade Prior to the Introduction of Pneumococcal and Meningococcal Vaccines

@inproceedings{Azevedo2013BacterialMI,
  title={Bacterial Meningitis in Brazil: Baseline Epidemiologic Assessment of the Decade Prior to the Introduction of Pneumococcal and Meningococcal Vaccines},
  author={Luciano Cesar Pontes Azevedo and Cristiana M Toscano and Ana Luiza Bierrenbach},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Bacterial meningitis is associated with significant burden in Brazil. In 2010, both 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and meningococcal capsular group C conjugate vaccine were introduced into the routine vaccination schedule. Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine was previously introduced in 1999. This study presents trends in demographics, microbiological characteristics and seasonality patterns of bacterial meningitis cases in Brazil from 2000 to 2010. METHODS AND FINDINGS… CONTINUE READING
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