Journal Article

Preventing Meningococcal Infection in College Students

Lee H. Harrison

Edited by Bruce Gellin

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 4, pages 648-651
Published in print April 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313741
Preventing Meningococcal Infection in College Students

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The incidence of invasive meningococcal disease in adolescents and young adults of high school and college age has recently increased in the United States. Recent studies indicate that certain groups of college students are at increased risk. This has led to the recent Advisory Committee Immunization Practices recommendation that college freshman dormitory residents be provided information about meningococcal infection and the benefits of vaccination. Future studies will need to focus on the potential vaccine prevention of the increased risk of meningococcal infection in persons of high school age, particularly as new conjugate meningococcal vaccines become available.

Journal Article.  2967 words. 

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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