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Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US

Meningococcal disease declines 70% in US
November 16, 2017

New surveillance data demonstrated a steady decline in the incidence of meningococcal disease over the past 2 decades in the United States.

Substantial reductions in serogroups covered by the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) reflect the impact of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) 2005 recommendation to vaccinate individuals aged 11 to 18 years, and the committee’s 2010 recommendation to administer a booster dose to adolescents aged 16 years and older, according to Jessica R. MacNeil, MPH, epidemiologist at the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and colleagues.

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