Australian scientists are hoping to stop the new meningococcal vaccine
Meningococcal disease – an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. Infection occurs through airborne droplets. With blood as pathogen spreads through the body, and symptoms depend on what body it affects.
Very often meningococcus attacks the central nervous system, the brain and meninges. In this case, people complain of headaches, dizziness, seizures, stiff neck, drowsiness, loss of appetite, nausea and a bad mood.
Universal vaccine against meningococcal group B infection yet. Scientists from Perth are hoping to change that. Now they are testing a new vaccine against the infection that attacks in recent years, more people, reports French Tribune.com.
For example, recently in Northland, an outbreak of meningococcal disease. In the hospital for a short time taken to 8 people with the disease. Two of them died. Received information about other cases of infection, but how exactly it was caused by the strain was not reported.
Dr Clare Mills of the Northland Medical Center, says, one can not ignore the problem, as the hospital with the infection hit 14 -month-old baby. Two more people in contact with infected patients, infected and are on treatment. "We remind you that it is important to quickly identify and treat the disease," – says Dr. Mills.