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Of the 4 meningococcal
serogroups (B, C, W, Y) that cause most cases of the disease in the United States, serogroup B is currently the predominant serogroup overall and accounts for more than half of meningococcal
disease cases among persons 16-20 years of age (1).
Although the incidence of meningococcal
disease has steadily declined in the United States since the 1990s, adolescents and young adults remain at an increased risk for meningococcal
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare type of these complications, especially in meningococcal
Since 2003, seven outbreaks (2) of serogroup C meningococcal
disease have been reported among MSM in four metropolitan areas in the United States (Chicago, Los Angeles County/ Southern California, Miami, and New York City) (1,3).
Currently, there are two different types of vaccines available to help protect against the five vaccine-preventable serogroups of meningococcal
meningitis--A, C, W, Y, and B.
disease cases were registered in total, including 29 cases in Almaty, 4 cases in East Kazakhstan, South Kazakhstan regions and Astana, 3 cases in Almaty region, he said.
On Wednesday, the hospital reported the case to health authorities after suspecting meningococcal
strain in the case's specimen, and on the following day, infection with Neisseria meningitides was confirmed in the case, the agency said.
Diagnosis of meningococcal
pneumonia might be challenging due to similarities of the symptoms with other bacterial pneumonia.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Meningococcal
disease can refer to any illness caused by the type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus."
Promoting immunization to fight against these vaccine-preventable diseases is at the heart of the Pneumococcal and Meningococcal
Disease Summit (PMDS), held by global research-based pharmaceutical leader Pfizer since 2015.