Vaccination with Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine reduces bacterial meningitis in Morocco.

@article{Braikat2012VaccinationWH,
  title={Vaccination with Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine reduces bacterial meningitis in Morocco.},
  author={Mohamed Braikat and Abdelaziz Barkia and Naima El Mdaghri and Jeanette J. Rainey and Adam L. Cohen and Nadia A. Teleb},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 15},
  pages={2594-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and pneumonia and can be prevented by Hib vaccine. We conducted a vaccine impact evaluation to support continued use of Hib vaccine in Morocco following introduction in 2007. METHODS Bacterial meningitis surveillance data from 2004 to 2009 were obtained from 11 sentinel hospitals located in eight provinces and one prefecture in Morocco to examine Hi meningitis reporting for cases aged <5 years. We… CONTINUE READING

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