Geographic correlation between deprivation and risk of meningococcal disease: an ecological study
- CLOSE CALL. McClure, Laura // Current Science;12/6/2002, Vol. 88 Issue 8, p10
Reports on a meningococcal disease caused by bacteria Neisseria meningitidis prevalent in teenagers in the U.S. Symptoms of the infection; Two forms of the disease; Mechanism of action of bacteria; Treatment for the disease.
- Resident Rounds. Charnock, Katie; Sutter, Deena // Infectious Diseases in Children;Feb2008, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p13
The article focuses on the medical condition of a 5-year-old boy who presented to the emergency department with complaint of abdominal pain and fever reaching 103 ° Fahrenheight. Gram's stain of the blood revealed that the patient's blood and cerebrospinal fluid grew Neisseria miningitiidis,...
- Meningococcal mutagenesis. Novak, Kris // Nature Biotechnology;Nov2000, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p1129
Reports on the use of signature tagged mutagenesis to identify genes required for Neisseria meningitides virulence, meningococcal meningitis, according to Christopher Tang and colleagues. Incident leading to the discovery of the gene.
- Prospective Study of a Serogroup X Neisseria meningitidis Outbreak in Northern Ghana. Gagneux, Sebastein P.; Hodgson, Abraham; Smith, Tom A.; Wirth, Thierry; Ehrhard, Ingrid; Morelli, Giovanna; Genton, Blaise; Binka, Fred N.; Achtman, Mark; Pluschke, Gerd // Journal of Infectious Diseases;3/1/2002, Vol. 185 Issue 5, p618
After an epidemic of serogroup A meningococcal meningitis in northern Ghana, a gradual disappearance of the epidemic strain was observed in a series of five 6-month carriage surveys of 37 randomly selected households. As serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis carriage decreased, an epidemic of...
- MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE BY NEISSERIA MENINGIT1DIS B:4:P 1.5 IN SÃƒO PAULO, BRAZIL OVER THE 1986-2001 PERIOD: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR ASPECTS. Casagrande, S. T.; Waldman, E. A.; Antunes, J. L. F. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Aug2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 58, pA74
In 1988, the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil was hit by meningococcal disease. The epidemic was caused by Neisseria meningitidis (NM), eletrophoretic type ET-5, and lasted until 2001. The objective of this study was to study the epidemiological aspects of the epidemic over the 1986-2001 period, and...
- Meningococcal Disease--New England, 1993-1998. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/13/99, Vol. 282 Issue 14, p1324
Reports on an outbreak of meningococcal disease in New England which occurred between 1993 and 1998. Neisseria meningitidis as the leading bacterial cause of the disease; Methods used to detect the infection; Characteristics of cases documented.
- Dam inactivation in Neisseria meningitidis: prevalence among diverse hyperinvasive lineages. Jolley, Keith A.; Li Sun; Moxon, E. Richard; Maiden, Martin C. J. // BMC Microbiology;2004, Vol. 4, p1
Background: DNA adenine methyltransferase (Dam) activity is absent in many, but not all, disease isolates of Neisseria meningitidis, as a consequence of the insertion of a restriction endonuclease-encoding gene, the 'dam replacing gene' (drg) at the dam locus. Here, we report the results of a...
- Neisseria meningitidis rifampicin resistant strains: analysis of protein differentially expressed. Neri, Arianna; Mignogna, Giuseppina; Fazio, Cecilia; Giorgi, Alessandra; Schininà, Maria Eugenia; Stefanelli, Paola // BMC Microbiology;2010, Vol. 10, p246
Background: Several mutations have been described as responsible for rifampicin resistance in Neisseria meningitidis. However, the intriguing question on why these strains are so rare remains open. The aim of this study was to investigate the protein content and to identify differential...
- Tobacco smoke exposure and meningococcal disease risk. Sadovsky, Richard // American Family Physician;6/1/1998, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p2848
Focuses on the importance of the Neisseria meningitidis which causes the bacterial sepsis and meningitis in children. Information of an important strategy for preventing meningococcal disease; Reference to the mechanism by which the tobacco smoke increasing the risk of meningococcal disease.