Accession Number:

ADP006574

Title:

Dramatic Reduction of Meningococcal Meningitis among Military Recruits in Italy after Introduction of Specific Vaccination,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROME UNIV (ITALY)

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Before the advent of chemotherapy, mortality from meningococcal meningitis was 50-80 during was epidemics and 30-45 among sporadic cases among infants, mortality was close to 100 1. The discovery of the sulfonamides lowered mortality dramatically, and the situation has since remained unchanged. In fact, the overall mortality from meningococcal meningitis varies at present from 2 to 12 Table 1. of drugs in this field, the problem of meningococcal meningitis is far from being solved.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE