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  • n. Groups of microorganisms only differing by their composition in terms of antigens.


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Serogroup comes from the Greek, σερος.


  • The new data show Novartis's vaccine "has the potential to protect infants as part of the routine infant vaccine schedule, expanding the potential serogroup coverage of currently available vaccines," said study investigator Andrew Pollard, reader in pediatric infection and immunity at the University of Oxford and honorary consultant pediatrician at the Children's Hospital in Oxford.

    Novartis's Meningitis Vaccine

  • Until 1992, only V. cholerae serogroup O1 caused epidemic cholera.

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  • Late that year, however, large outbreaks of cholera began in India and Bangladesh that were caused by a previously unrecognized serogroup of

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  • A mass immunisation campaign that reaches at least 80% of the entire population with serogroup A & C vaccine can halt an epidemic due to meningococcae of these serogroups.

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  • More specialized laboratory tests, which may include culture of cerebrospinal fluid and blood specimens, are needed for identification of Neisseria meningitidis and the serogroup as well as its susceptibility to antibiotics.

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  • A new strain of Neisseria meningitidis (serogroup A clone III. 1), which was first seen in the 1980s in Nepal and China, has spread west and has now been diagnosed in major meningitis outbreaks in Africa.

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  • - Polysaccharide vaccine from meningococcal serogroup A and C, freeze-dried powder to be diluted with a solvent.

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  • These patients might be at risk of disease by uncommon serogroups particularly Y, W135 and X, although meningococcal disease due to any serogroup may occur.

  • "In the UK, for example, up to 19 per cent of laboratory confirmed cases of invasive serogroup B disease between 1999 and 2006 were fatal." - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Study authors Professors Maria Elena Santolaya and Miguel L O'Ryan, from the University of Chile, wrote: Following successful implementation of routine childhood vaccination with serogroup C meningococcal conjugate vaccines, serogroup B is now the most serious cause of meningococcal disease in Europe and elsewhere, with a substantial medical burden. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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