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    Loosening the grip of meningococcal disease in Africa

    08.10.2013
    Geographical extension of the African Meningitis Belt (red).
    Geographical extension of the African Meningitis Belt (red). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

    A new glycoconjugate vaccine, developed by the "Meningitis Vaccine Project", may significantly decrease meningococcal disease burden in the African Meningitis Belt. Johannes Elias of the National Reference Centre for Meningococci at the Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology discusses promising findings of a recent study in Chad in a recent comment published by The Lancet.

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