DID YOU KNOW? DTIC has over 3.5 million final reports on DoD funded research, development, test, and evaluation activities available to our registered users. Click HERE
to register or log in.
Fatal Meningitis in a Healthy Young Adult Caused by Streptococcus Pnemoniae Serotypye 38, an Emerging Sertoype?
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
Pagination or Media Count:
In December 2001, a fatal case of pneumococcal meningitis in a Marine Corps recruit was identified. The pneumococcal isolate was serotype 38, a serotype not covered by current pneumococcal vaccine formulations, This is the first report in North America of invasive disease due to this potentially emerging pathogen.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE