Scott S. Cyrus. Protecting the World Against Meningitis: New Recommendations From the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2011;111(10_suppl_6):S17–S19. doi: .
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Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but often fatal disease. Throughout adolescence, the incidence of meningococcal meningitis increases, reaching a peak among individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 years. Vaccines are available to combat this deadly disease. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated its recommendations on meningitis vaccination to improve outcomes and to prevent this disease in adolescents and other vulnerable populations, such as adults traveling internationally to epidemic areas. Improved meningitis vaccines and revised vaccination recommendations will help to create a healthier world.
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