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Prevention of Meningococcal disease

Prevention of Meningococcal disease: Introduction

Although a vaccine exists to protect against 4 types of meningococcus, it does not protect against all subtypes of meningococcus and cannot be used for children under 2 years. A newer vaccine called "Meningococcal C Conjugate Vaccine" is available that works for infants but it only protects against one subtype (Meningococcal C). Routine vaccination against meningococcal disease has not occurred because of the limitations and because its efficacy reduces within 3-5 years. Instead, the older vaccine is used only in epidemic situations, and is available to individuals on request. Interestingly, the US military has routinely used this older vaccination for years. The newer vaccine has already been used for routine infant vaccination in the United Kingdom and parts of Canada.

Prevention of Meningococcal disease:

Methods of prevention of Meningococcal disease mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Meningococcal disease.

Unlabeled Medications to Prevent Meningococcal disease:

Some of the unlabeled medications in the possible prevention of Meningococcal disease may include:

Medical news about treatments for Meningococcal disease

These medical news articles may be relevant to Meningococcal disease treatment:

Clinical Trials for Meningococcal disease

Some of the clinical trials for Meningococcal disease include:

Rare Types of Meningococcal disease:

Some rare types of Meningococcal disease include:

Treatments for Meningococcal disease

Treatments to consider for Meningococcal disease may include:

Prevention of Meningococcal disease:

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has modified its guidelines for use of the polysaccharide meningococcal vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis, particularly for college freshmen who live in dormitories, a group found to be at a modestly increased risk of meningococcal disease relative to other persons their age. (Source: excerpt from Meningococcal Disease (General): DBMD)

Prevention Claims: Meningococcal disease

Information on prevention of Meningococcal disease comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Meningococcal disease prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.

 

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