May 27, 2011

Vaccines Reduce Rate of Bacterial Meningitis

Nathan Seppa, Science News


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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.

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TAGGED: Bacteria, Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Meningitis, Bacterial Infection, Vaccines

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