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NZ research included in meningococcal B universal vaccine

John Kerr posted in on January 19th, 2012.

The MeNZB vaccine developed to control New Zealand’s meningococcal B epidemic in 2004-5 has helped researchers to create another, more advanced vaccine targeting more variants of the bacterial pathogen. The MeNZB vaccine was a  regionally specific vaccine for New Zealand targeting the B serotype of the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, which cause meningococcal diseases, including meningitis. […]

Professor Lennon: MeNZB delay “ethically and morally defunct”

Peter Griffin posted in on October 19th, 2011.

The SMC put the following questions to Professor Diana Lennon, head of  Clinical Paediatrics, School of Medicine, at Auckland University, who in a new research paper* claims a delay in progressing the vaccine strategy against menigococcal B, “led to unnecessary and potentially avoidable deaths and sequelae, many lifelong”. Click here to read a previously published […]

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