Summary of Research: Neisseria meningitidis, a gram-negative diplococcal bacterium, is a common asymptomatic colonizer of the nasopharyngeal space. It may infrequently lead to invasive disease that can result in high rates of seizures, organ failure, loss of limbs, and death. The introduction of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine has resulted in a significant reduction in the burden of disease, representing a major worldwide public health accomplishment.
Primary Research: Crum-Cianflone N, Sullivan E. Meningococcal Vaccinations. Infect Dis Ther. 2016;5(2):89-112