Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 17th, 2007
The discovery increases the need to educate the public on the need for meningitis vaccinations in potential cochlear implant recipients.
The study involved making cochleostomy incisions (opening of the inner ear spaces of the cochlea—the most important moment in the procedure) in the ears of 54 healthy rats, implanting cochlear devices in 36 of them, and then monitoring them for the presence of meningitis, a...
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