Epidemiological study of bacterial meningitis, particularly those forms susceptible to vaccination, is an indispensable tool in choosing vaccination strategies. Lombardy Region, where approximately 20% of the Italian population resides, has conducted an in-depth study on invasive meningococcal diseases and pneumococcal meningitis using available health statistics and performing a control of single cases to achieve complete knowledge of the phenomenon. The results, relating to the period 2000-2006, indicate limited incidence rates both for the general population and childhood age groups that do not justify hypotheses of a universal offering of the specific vaccines. However, the healthcare system must equip itself with additional tools for the identification of the serogroups and serotypes responsible for disease as a further support for possible choices modifying the current vaccination policies.

Epidemiology of bacterial meningitis in Lombardy Region in the period 2000-2006 / A. Pavan, S. Antinori, A. Belloni, A. Boccazzi , F. Castelli, M. Gramegna, E. Magliano,P. Marone, C. Montomoli, M. Tinelli, G. Zuccotti, L. Macchi. - In: NEW MICROBIOLOGICA. - ISSN 1121-7138. - 30:3(2007 Jul), pp. 340-345.

Epidemiology of bacterial meningitis in Lombardy Region in the period 2000-2006

S. Antinori;G. Zuccotti;
2007

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Epidemiological study of bacterial meningitis, particularly those forms susceptible to vaccination, is an indispensable tool in choosing vaccination strategies. Lombardy Region, where approximately 20% of the Italian population resides, has conducted an in-depth study on invasive meningococcal diseases and pneumococcal meningitis using available health statistics and performing a control of single cases to achieve complete knowledge of the phenomenon. The results, relating to the period 2000-2006, indicate limited incidence rates both for the general population and childhood age groups that do not justify hypotheses of a universal offering of the specific vaccines. However, the healthcare system must equip itself with additional tools for the identification of the serogroups and serotypes responsible for disease as a further support for possible choices modifying the current vaccination policies.
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