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Meningococcal meningitis

Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but potentially devastating disease which can strike anyone, anywhere in the world. 1
Fortunately, most cases can be prevented through vaccination. 1,3
At Sanofi Pasteur, we believe in a world where no one should suffer or die from this vaccine preventable disease. 1,2

Meningitis mainly affects children under five, adolescents and young adults
This disease may lead to long-term complications and even death
There are different types of the bacteria that can cause meningococcal meningitis, but vaccines exist for 5 of the most common types
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References

  1. WHO. Meningococcal meningitis. Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/meningococcal-meningitis Accessed February 2021.
  2. ECDC. Factsheet about meningococcal disease. Available at: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/meningococcal-disease/factsheet Accessed February 2021.
  3. Meningitis Research Foundation. What are meningitis and septicaemia. Available at: https://www.meningitis.org/meningitis/what-is-meningitis Accessed February 2021.
  4. Sanofi Pasteur (2020). Meningococcal Disease in Europe: A Rare but Devastating Disease.