Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 30th, 2005
The vaccine is expected to be available later this month in Arizona
through private physicians and a public program for low-income children.
Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the fluid around the brain and spinal cord.
Although relatively rare, about 2,600 people in the United States contract meningococcal disease each year, and up to 15% of them die even after being treated with antibiotics.
The bacterium is...
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