Meningitis B vaccine looks promising

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 19 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:770
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    Dutch researchers believe that they have found an effective vaccine to combat group B meningococcal disease, which is responsible for about 500 cases of bacterial meningitis in the Netherlands each year.

    Preliminary results of clinical trials with the new vaccine are encouraging, according to Dr Eileene Rouppe van der Voort of Amsterdam's Free University. Large scale production of the vaccine is under way at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health …

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