Bacteria Research Offers Hope For New Vaccine Against Meningococci

Wed, 21 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Blood poisoning and meningitis are acute life-threatening infections that are often caused by meningococcus bacteria. The course of the disease is still relatively unknown, but a research team at Uppsala University led by Professor Ann-Beth Jonsson has managed to monitor the movements of the bacteria and glean information that may help in the development of new vaccines against the diseases. The study is being published in the new issue of the online journal PLoS ONE. ...