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Global epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease

Overview of attention for article published in Population Health Metrics, September 2013
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Title
Global epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease
Published in
Population Health Metrics, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1478-7954-11-17
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Authors

Rabab Z Jafri, Asad Ali, Nancy E Messonnier, Carol Tevi-Benissan, David Durrheim, Juhani Eskola, Florence Fermon, Keith P Klugman, Mary Ramsay, Samba Sow, Shao Zhujun, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Jon Abramson

Abstract

Neisseria meningitidis is one of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis globally and can also cause sepsis, pneumonia, and other manifestations. In countries with high endemic rates, the disease burden places an immense strain on the public health system. The worldwide epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) varies markedly by region and over time. This review summarizes the burden of IMD in different countries and identifies the highest-incidence countries where routine preventive programs against Neisseria meningitidis would be most beneficial in providing protection. Available epidemiological data from the past 20 years in World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control collections and published articles are included in this review, as well as direct communications with leading experts in the field. Countries were grouped into high-, moderate-, and low-incidence countries. The majority of countries in the high-incidence group are found in the African meningitis belt; many moderate-incidence countries are found in the European and African regions, and Australia, while low-incidence countries include many from Europe and the Americas. Priority countries for vaccine intervention are high- and moderate-incidence countries where vaccine-preventable serogroups predominate. Epidemiological data on burden of IMD are needed in countries where this is not known, particularly in South- East Asia and Eastern Mediterranean regions, so evidence-based decisions about the use of meningococcal vaccines can be made.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
Spain 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Unknown 202 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 48 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 15%
Student > Bachelor 30 14%
Researcher 28 13%
Unspecified 19 9%
Other 56 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 97 45%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 15%
Unspecified 25 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 16 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 5%
Other 32 15%

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