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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222677/molecular-characterization-of-invasive-capsule-null-neisseria-meningitidis-in-south-africa
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Karistha Ganesh, Mushal Allam, Nicole Wolter, Holly B Bratcher, Odile B Harrison, Jay Lucidarme, Ray Borrow, Linda de Gouveia, Susan Meiring, Monica Birkhead, Martin C J Maiden, Anne von Gottberg, Mignon du Plessis
BACKGROUND: The meningococcal capsule is an important virulence determinant. Unencapsulated meningococci lacking capsule biosynthesis genes and containing the capsule null locus (cnl) are predominantly non-pathogenic. Rare cases of invasive meningococcal disease caused by cnl isolates belonging to sequence types (ST) and clonal complexes (cc) ST-845 (cc845), ST-198 (cc198), ST-192 (cc192) and ST-53 (cc53) have been documented. The clinical significance of these isolates however remains unclear...
February 21, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220707/first-description-of-a-rifampicin-resistant-neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-y-strain-causing-recurrent-invasive-meningococcal-disease-in-hungary
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Ákos Tóth, Brigitta Berta, Tamás Tirczka, Csilla Jekkel, Anita Ábrahám, Zoltán Prohászka, Zsófia Bognár, Tímea Erdősi
A Hungarian soldier previously immunized against Neisseria meningitidis by quadrivalent polysaccharide vaccine was twice infected with meningococci within six weeks. The patient was treated with ceftriaxone during both episodes and he successfully recovered. His close contacts received rifampicin prophylaxis. An investigation was performed to characterize the genetic background of the pathogens to ascertain if the recurrent invasive meningococcal disease was caused by the same strain and to find out the reason for reinfection...
February 21, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213046/splenectomy-as-a-destination-improving-quality-of-care-among-asplenic-veterans-through-a-travel-clinic
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Aaron P Mitchell, Joel C Boggan, Karen Lau, David L Simel
BACKGROUND: Asplenic patients are at risk for severe infections, but adherence to recommended preventive education and vaccination is poor. The goal of this study was to demonstrate that a targeted intervention can improve vaccination rates in a population of asplenic veterans. METHODS: Surgically asplenic patients actively receiving care in our health care system were identified via a database search. Patients were contacted via mailed letters and encouraged to attend an existing travel clinic with a new process designed for asplenic patients...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196734/bactericidal-activity-of-sera-from-adolescents-vaccinated-with-bivalent-rlp2086-against-meningococcal-serogroup-b-outbreak-strains-from-france
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Muhamed-Kheir Taha, Julio Cesar Hawkins, Paul Liberator, Ala-Eddine Deghmane, Lubomira Andrew, Li Hao, Thomas R Jones, Lisa K McNeil, Robert E O'Neill, John L Perez, Kathrin U Jansen, Annaliesa S Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Bivalent rLP2086 (Trumenba®; MenB-FHbp), composed of two factor H binding proteins (FHbps), is a vaccine approved in the United States for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (MnB) invasive meningococcal disease (IMD). Bactericidal activity of sera from subjects vaccinated with bivalent rLP2086 was assessed against MnB isolates from recent disease outbreaks in France. METHODS: MnB isolates from IMD cases were characterized by whole genome sequencing and FHbp expression was assessed using a flow cytometry-based assay...
February 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194210/recommended-immunization-schedule-for-children-and-adolescents-immunization-guideline-8th-edition-released-by-the-korean-pediatric-society-in-2015
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Jong-Hyun Kim, Eun Hwa Choi, Su Eun Park, Yae-Jean Kim, Dae Sun Jo, Yun-Kyung Kim, Byung-Wook Eun, Jina Lee, Soo-Young Lee, Hyunju Lee, Ki Hwan Kim, Kyung-Hyo Kim
This report includes the recommended immunization schedule table for children and adolescents based on the 8th (2015) and revised 7th (2012) Immunization Guidelines released by the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the Korean Pediatric Society (KPS). Notable revised recommendations include: reorganization of the immunization table with a list of vaccines on the vertical axis and the corresponding age on the horizontal axis; reflecting the inclusion of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, and hepatitis A vaccine into the National Immunization Program since 2012; addition of general recommendations for 2 new Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccines and their interchangeability with existing JE vaccines; addition of general recommendations for quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccines and scope of the recommended targets for vaccination; and emphasizing catch-up immunization of Tdap vaccine...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192234/meningococcal-carriage-in-dutch-adolescents-and-young-adults-a-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Mariëtte B van Ravenhorst, Merijn W Bijlsma, Marlies A van Houten, Veerle M D Struben, Annaliesa S Anderson, Joseph Eiden, Hao Li, Kathrin U Jansen, Hal Jones, Nicholas Kitchin, Louise Pedneault, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Arie van der Ende
OBJECTIVES: Current information on rates and dynamics of meningococcal carriage is essential for public health policy. This study aimed to determine meningococcal carriage prevalence, its risk factors and duration in the Netherlands, where meningococcal C vaccine coverage is >90%. Several methods to identify serogroups of meningococcal carriage isolates among adolescent and young adults were compared. METHODS: Oropharyngeal swabs from 1715 subjects 13-23 years of age were collected in 2013-2014; 300 were prospectively followed over 8 months...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185740/vaccine-adverse-events-in-a-safety-net-healthcare-system-and-a-managed-care-organization
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Komal J Narwaney, Kristin Breslin, Colleen A Ross, Jo Ann Shoup, Kris F Wain, Eric S Weintraub, Michael M McNeil, Simon J Hambidge
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine, in a 2013 report, recommended that the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) expand collaborations to include more diversity in the study population. Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO), an established VSD site, partnered with Denver Health (DH), an integrated safety net healthcare system, to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating DH data within the VSD. Prior to incorporating the data, we examined the identification of specific vaccine associated adverse events (VAEs) in these two distinct healthcare systems...
February 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178106/low-uptake-of-meningococcal-c-vaccination-in-france-a-cross-sectional-nationwide-survey-of-general-practitioners-perceptions-attitudes-and-practices
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Marion Le Maréchal, Nelly Agrinier, Lisa Fressard, Pierre Verger, Céline Pulcini
BACKGROUND-: Meningococcal C glycoconjugate vaccine (MenCV) has been recommended in France since 2010, but its uptake remains low (64% coverage among two-year-olds in 2014). Because general practitioners (GPs) are the cornerstone of the French vaccination program, we sought to assess their perceptions, attitudes, practices and recommendations to patients for this vaccine. METHODS-: A cross-sectional survey in 2014 asked a national sample of 1582 GPs if they would recommend MenCV for patients 12 months of age (routine vaccination) and 2-24 years of age (catch-up vaccination), and explored barriers to vaccination...
February 3, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167517/the-need-to-optimize-adolescent-immunization
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Henry H Bernstein, Joseph A Bocchini
The adolescent period heralds the pediatric patient's transition into adulthood. It is a time of dynamic development during which effective preventive care measures can promote safe behaviors and the development of lifelong health habits. One of the foundations of preventive adolescent health care is timely vaccination, and every visit can be viewed as an opportunity to update and complete an adolescent's immunizations.In the past decade, the adolescent immunization schedule has expanded to include 2 doses of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis, absorbed vaccine, 2 or 3 doses of human papillomavirus vaccine, depending on the child's age, and an annual influenza vaccine...
February 6, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158417/meningococcal-carriage-evaluation-in-response-to-a-serogroup-b-meningococcal-disease-outbreak-and-mass-vaccination-campaign-at-a-college-rhode-island-2015-2016
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Heidi M Soeters, Melissa Whaley, Nicole Alexander-Scott, Koren V Kanadanian, Jessica R MacNeil, Stacey W Martin, Lucy A McNamara, Kenneth Sicard, Cynthia Vanner, Jeni Vuong, Xin Wang, Utpala Bandy, Manisha Patel
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February 4, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152332/antibody-persistence-up-to-five-years-after-vaccination-with-a-quadrivalent-meningococcal-acwy-tetanus-toxoid-conjugate-vaccine-in-adolescents
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Beatriz P Quiambao, Ashish Bavdekar, Anand Prakash Dubey, Hemant Jain, Devayani Kolhe, Véronique Bianco, Jacqueline M Miller, Marie Van der Wielen
Long-term protection against meningococcal disease relies on antibody persistence after vaccination. We report antibody persistence up to 5 years after vaccination in adolescents who received a single dose of either meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, Y tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine (MenACWY-TT, Pfizer) or MenACWY polysaccharide vaccine (MenPS, GSK Vaccines) at the age of 11-17 years in the randomized controlled primary study NCT00464815. In this phase III, open, controlled, multi-center persistence follow-up study conducted in India and the Philippines (NCT00974363), antibody persistence was evaluated by a serum bactericidal antibody assay using rabbit complement (rSBA) yearly, up to year 5 after vaccination...
February 2, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146198/-meningococcal-invasive-disease-caused-by-serogroup-b-in-two-chilean-children-vaccinated-against-acwy-serogroups
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Rodolfo Villena, Josefa González
Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) by serogroup W has become predominant in Chile since 2012, prompting vaccination with conjugate ACWY. We reported two pediatric cases in patients already vaccinated, which evolved with IMD by serogroup B. This should remind us to keep the alertness with this pathology, despite the current vaccination system in Chile, emphasizing in improve our epidemiological case definition and its diagnosis.
December 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140784/the-prevalence-serogroup-distribution-and-risk-factors-of-meningococcal-carriage-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-turkey
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Rahmi Tuna Tekin, Ener Cagri Dinleyici, Mehmet Ceyhan, Adem Karbuz, Nuran Salman, Murat Sutçu, Zafer Kurugol, Yasemin Balliel, Melda Celik, Mustafa Hacimustafaoglu, Necdet Kuyucu, Meda Kondolot, Gülnar Sensoy, Ozge Metin, Soner Sertan Kara, Meltem Dinleyici, Omer Kılıç, Cihangul Bayhan, Venhar Gurbuz, Emre Aycan, Aygun Memedova, Arzu Karli, Gulçin Bozlu, Solmaz Celebi
The serogroup epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), which varies considerably by geographic region and immunization schedule, changes continuously. Meningococcal carriage data are crucial for assessing IMD epidemiology and designing f potential vaccination strategies. Meningococcal seroepidemiology in Turkey differs from that in other countries: serogroups W and B are the predominant strains for IMD during childhood, whereas no serogroup C cases were identified over the last 10 years and no adolescent peak for IMD was found...
January 31, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137280/high-dimensional-assessment-of-b-cell-responses-to-quadrivalent-meningococcal-conjugate-and-plain-polysaccharide-vaccine
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Daniel O'Connor, Elizabeth A Clutterbuck, Amber J Thompson, Matthew D Snape, Maheshi N Ramasamy, Dominic F Kelly, Andrew J Pollard
BACKGROUND: Neisseria meningitidis is a globally important cause of meningitis and septicaemia. Twelve capsular groups of meningococci are known, and quadrivalent vaccines against four of these (A, C, W and Y) are available as plain-polysaccharide and protein-polysaccharide conjugate vaccines. Here we apply contemporary methods to describe B-cell responses to meningococcal polysaccharide and conjugate vaccines. METHODS: Twenty adults were randomly assigned to receive either a meningococcal plain-polysaccharide or conjugate vaccine; one month later all received the conjugate vaccine...
January 30, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133957/efficacy-and-safety-of-vaccination-in-pediatric-patients-with-systemic-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Sandra Sousa, Ana Catarina Duarte, Inês Cordeiro, Joana Ferreira, Maria João Gonçalves, Tiago Meirinhos, Teresa Martins Rocha, Vasco C Romão, Maria José Santos
INTRODUCTION: Children and adolescents with systemic rheumatic diseases have an increased risk of infections. Although some infections are vaccine-preventable, immunization among patients with juvenile rheumatic diseases is suboptimal, partly due to some doubts that still persist regarding its efficacy and safety in this patient population. OBJECTIVES: To review the available evidence regarding the immunological response and the safety of vaccination in children and adolescents with systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases (SIRD)...
November 9, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124080/serologic-response-to-meningococcal-vaccination-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-chronically-treated-with-the-terminal-complement-inhibitor-eculizumab
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Ferras Alashkar, Colin Vance, Dörte Herich-Terhürne, Nicole Preising, Ulrich Dührsen, Alexander Röth
Eculizumab is indicated for the therapy of patients with symptomatic paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Due to inhibition of terminal complement cascade, patients on eculizumab are susceptible to Neisseria meningitidis infections. The two mainstays to reduce the risk of infection are vaccination and antibiotic prophylaxis. In this retrospective study, serologic response was analyzed after vaccination with a meningococcal vaccine in 23 PNH patients (median age 36 years; range 25 - 88 years; 15 males, 8 females) by measuring serum bactericidal assay (SBA) using rabbit complement (rSBA) titers against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, and Y...
January 26, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121236/rapid-response-to-a-college-outbreak-of-meningococcal-serogroup-b-disease-nation-s-first-widespread-use-of-bivalent-rlp2086-vaccine
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Theresa M Fiorito, Suzanne Bornschein, Alysia Mihalakos, Catherine M Kelleher, Nicole Alexander-Scott, Koren V Kanadanian, Patricia Raymond, Kenneth Sicard, Penelope H Dennehy
OBJECTIVE: To outline the reasoning behind use of bivalent rLP2086 in a Rhode Island college meningococcal B (MenB) disease outbreak, highlighting the timeline from outbreak declaration to vaccination clinic, emphasizing that these two time points are < 3 days apart. PARTICIPANTS: Staff, faculty, and students at College X eligible for vaccination. METHODS: An outbreak response was initiated, advantages/disadvantages of available MenB vaccines were discussed, and a vaccination clinic was coordinated...
January 25, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100689/effectiveness-and-duration-of-protection-of-one-dose-of-a-meningococcal-conjugate-vaccine
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Amanda C Cohn, Jessica R MacNeil, Lee H Harrison, Ruth Lynfield, Arthur Reingold, William Schaffner, Elizabeth R Zell, Brian Plikaytis, Xin Wang, Nancy E Messonnier
BACKGROUND: Meningococcal conjugate vaccines were licensed beginning in 2005 on the basis of serologic end points and recommended for use in adolescents. A single dose at age 11 to 12 years was expected to provide protection through late adolescence. We conducted a case-control evaluation of vaccine effectiveness (VE) and duration of protection of a meningococcal (groups A, C, W, and Y) polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine (MenACWY-D). METHODS: Cases of culture- or polymerase chain reaction-confirmed serogroup A, C, W, and Y meningococcal disease among adolescents were identified through meningococcal disease surveillance sites in the United States from January 1, 2006, through August 31, 2013...
January 18, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100432/effectiveness-and-impact-of-a-reduced-infant-schedule-of-4cmenb-vaccine-against-group-b-meningococcal-disease-in-england-a-national-observational-cohort-study
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Sydel R Parikh, Nick J Andrews, Kazim Beebeejaun, Helen Campbell, Sonia Ribeiro, Charlotte Ward, Joanne M White, Ray Borrow, Mary E Ramsay, Shamez N Ladhani
BACKGROUND: In September, 2015, the UK became the first country to introduce the multicomponent group B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine (4CMenB, Bexsero) into a publicly funded national immunisation programme. A reduced two-dose priming schedule was offered to infants at 2 months and 4 months, alongside an opportunistic catch-up for 3 month and 4 month olds. 4CMenB was predicted to protect against 73-88% of MenB strains. We aimed to assess the effectiveness and impact of 4CMenB in vaccine-eligible infants in England...
December 3, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099125/meningococcal-acwy-vaccine-uptake-and-awareness-among-student-freshers-enrolled-at-northern-ireland-universities
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Peter J A Moore, B Cherie Millar, John E Moore
A new MenACWY conjugate meningococcal vaccination programme was introduced in Northern Ireland (NI) in August 2015, for 13-18 year olds, as well as for first-time university entrants up to 25 years. This reflected the response made by Public Health England, due to the recent rapid increase of meningococcal group W (MenW) disease and on advice of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The aims of this study were to evaluate (i) the uptake of the MenACWY vaccine among first-time university students, (ii) vaccine and meningitis awareness, (iii) optimal communication modalities via a multidisciplinary team (MDT) model and (iv) current international vaccination policies relating to non-UK students...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
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