May 27, 2011
Vaccines Reduce Rate of Bacterial Meningitis
Nathan Seppa, Science News
Just a few decades ago, a pediatrician getting a frantic phone call from a parent whose child was running a high fever would immediately consider bacterial meningitis. Today, that diagnosis is unlikely: Vaccination against meningitis-causing bacteria has slashed incidence of the deadly brain inflammation, a nationwide survey shows.
TAGGED: Bacteria, Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Meningitis, Bacterial Infection, Vaccines