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Surveillance of bacterial meningitus in Europe 1995

Norman Noah

Surveillance of bacterial meningitus in Europe 1995

by Norman Noah

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Published by Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, King"s College School of Medicine & Dentistry in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of title: King"s College London.

StatementNorman Noah, Marian Connolly.
ContributionsConnolly, Marian., King"s CollegeSchool of Medicine & Dentistry. Department of Public Health & Epidemiology., King"s College London.
The Physical Object
Pagination[43]p. :
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17112275M

The incidence of bacterial meningitis in Europe and the US is estimated at to in , people per year and has decreased by 3% to 4% in the past years. Brouwer MC, van de Beek D. Epidemiology of community-acquired bacterial meningitis.   Around 3, people a year get bacterial meningitis. One in 10 die and many more are left with life-changing disabilities. Viral forms of meningitis are less common and rarely life-threatening.

  Type - Bacterial Age group - Toddler Outcome - Recovery with after effects "After 7 days of hell he finally woke." Book of Experience See over real life stories. Provide a lifeline for those in need. £6/€/$8 pays for a 30 minute call from a trained support officer. Over the past several decades, the incidence of bacterial meningitis in children has decreased but there remains a significant burden of disease in adults, with a mortality of up to 30%. Although the pathogenesis of bacterial meningitis is not completely understood, knowledge of bacterial invasion and entry into the CNS is improving. Clinical features alone cannot determine whether meningitis.

Bacterial meningitis is a life-threatening disease that can affect anyone, but is more common in babies and young children. There are different bacteria that can cause meningitis the most common being meningococcal, pneumococcal, TB, Group B streptococcal, e-coli and Hib. Know signs and symptoms. Advances in Meningitis Diagnosis. Blood cultures-Gram's g- X-rays and computerized tomography (CT) scans of the head, chest or sinuses may reveal swelling or inflammation. Spinal tap (lumbar puncture)-The definitive diagnosis of meningitis requires an analysis of your cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)Herpes Meningitis and bacterial meningitis-Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the.


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Surveillance of bacterial meningitus in Europe 1995 by Norman Noah Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is an abridged version of the Surveillance of Bacterial Meningitis in Europe report / The following facts and figures were the most up to date available at the time of compiling this report. The full version of the forty-seven-page report contains further epidemiological data, sections on trends, a review of outbreaks and reports.

Bacterial meningitis due to N. meningitidis, H. influenzae, group B streptococcus, L. monocytogenes, and S. pneumoniae was identified in residents of the surveillance areas during Nine Cited by:   1. Commun Dis Rep CDR Wkly.

Apr 4;7(14), Bacterial meningitis in Europe: surveillance report for [No authors listed] PMID. METHODS: Data were collected from active, population-based surveillance for culture-confirmed meningitis and other invasive bacterial disease during in laboratories serving all the acute care hospitals in 22 counties of four states (total population, more than 10 million).

The rates were compared with those for obtained by similar. Bacterial meningitis is a serious disease that can lead to paralysis, stroke, and even death. Read more on how to treat and prevent it.

Bacterial meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, including the pia, arachnoid, and subarachnoid space, that occurs in response to infection with bacteria and/or bacterial products. Meningitis can result from many causes, both infectious and non-infectious.

Bacterial meningitis is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Beyond the newborn period, the most common causes of bacterial meningitis are Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae.

All three of. INCIDENCE OF BACTERIAL MENINGITIS, UNITED STATES, VERSUS Adapted from Schuchat A, Robinson K, Wenger JD, et al: Bacterial meningitis in the United States in Active Surveillance Team. N Engl J Med; with permission.

This monograph on bacterial meningitis, prepared by a noted internal medicine authority, describes exciting, new advances in the field of meningitis. Topics covered include epidemiology; pathogenesis and pathophysiology; diagnostic testing; treatment recommendations based on changing antimicrobial susceptibility; and methods of prevention for infections of the central nervous system.

Bacterial Meningitis is the most common type of meningitis. Three types of bacteria are responsible for 80% of all Bacterial Meningitis. These are: 1) Hemophilus influenzae (type B), 2) Streptococcus pneumoniae (Pneumococcus), and 3) Neisseria meningitidis (Meningococcus).

Bacterial meningitis can be life threatening. The infection can cause the tissues around the brain to swell. This in turn interferes with blood flow and can result in paralysis or even stroke.

Who gets bacterial meningitis. Children between the ages of 1 month and 2 years are the most susceptible to bacterial.

Background and Methods To characterize acute bacterial meningitis in adults, we reviewed the charts of all persons 16 years of age or older in whom acute bacterial meningitis was diagnosed at Massa. Bacterial meningitis is a severe infectious disease of the membranes lining the brain resulting in a high mortality and morbidity throughout the world.

In the past decades the epidemiology and treatment strategies for community-acquired bacterial meningitis have significantly changed [1–3]. First, the introduction of conjugate vaccines in Europe resulted in the virtual disappearance of.

Meningitis, inflammation of the meninges, the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by various infectious agents, including viruses, fungi, and protozoans, but bacteria produce the most life-threatening forms.

The patient usually experiences fever, headache. Bacterial meningitis is a global public health concern, with several responsible etiologic agents that vary by age group and geographical area. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the etiology of bacterial meningitis in different age groups across global regions.

PubMed and EMBASE were systematically searched for English language studies on bacterial. Meningitis is a bacterial or viral disease causing the inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord.

You can learn more about the disease here. Helpline UK Ireland 41 33 About us Book of Experience Lacey Jensen Type - Viral Age group. Bacterial meningitis is more common in infants under 1 year of age and people ages 16 to College students living in dorms or other close quarters are at increased risk.

Also at risk are adults with certain medical problems, including those without a spleen. Surveillance Methods. ICS defines a case of bacterial meningitis caused by H. influenzae, N. meningitidis, or S. pneumoniae as a culture-positive isolate obtained from a normally sterile site (e.g., blood, cerebrospinal fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, synovial fluid) in a resident of the surveillance areas with a diagnosis of meningitis recorded in their medical record.

Bacterial Diagnosis Treatments Sources Center for Prevention Disease & Control Meningitis infection may show up in a person by a fever, headache, and stiff neck. It will often have other symptoms, such as, nausea, vomiting, photophobia, or confusion. The symptoms. Epidemics of meningococcal meningitis: Every year, bacterial meningitis epidemics affect more than million people living in the 26 countries of the extended "African meningitis belt" (from Senegal to Ethiopia).

In this area over cases were reported in the last 20 years (–). Of these cases, 10% resulted in deaths, with another 10–20% developing neurological sequelae. No bacterial infection worldwide has undergone a more spectacular evolution in epidemiology than acute meningitis since The introduction of Haemophilus influenzae conjugate vaccines (Hib) in the United States and western Europe has resulted in a decline in the .To determine current trends in bacterial meningitis, the researchers analyzed bacterial meningitis cases reported between and among residents of 8 surveillance areas of the Emerging.Bacterial meningitis, although rare, may be fatal.

Bacteria may be spread through respiratory and throat secretions, such as from coughing and kissing. Many species of bacteria can cause meningitis.

Below are 4 types: Neisseria meningitis (meningococcus). This is a common cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2 to 18 years of age.