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Vaccine for Meningitis Shows Some Protection Against Gonorrhea

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New Zealand Family Planning Some strains of the bacterium that cause gonorrhoea are now resistant to all available antibiotics. With no new drugs on the near horizon, the disease is in desperate need of a vaccine. Our┬áresearch, published in the Lancet medical journal this week, shows that protection against gonorrhoea could come from an unexpected source – a vaccine against meningococcal...

MSM, especially if HIV-positive, have an increased risk of meningococcal disease

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nam/aidsmap, June 6th, 2017 Men who have sex with men (MSM) have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The number of cases was small, but overall incidence of meningococcal disease was four times higher among MSM compared to non-MSM, with the risk especially high for HIV-positive MSM. Read...

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