Meningococcal vaccine in travelers

@article{WilderSmith2007MeningococcalVI,
  title={Meningococcal vaccine in travelers},
  author={Annelies Wilder-Smith},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={20},
  pages={454–460}
}
  • A. Wilder-Smith
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Purpose of review New vaccines to prevent meningococcal disease have been licensed in recent years. It is therefore timely to discuss current vaccine strategies pertinent to international travelers in relation to the changing epidemiology. Recent findings Serogroup W135 achieved epidemic status in Africa in 2002, and then largely disappeared over a short time period. The year 2006 saw a marked epidemic rise in meningitis attack rates across the meningitis belt in Africa. This rise was mainly… 
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