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Global, regional, and national burden of meningitis, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

Zunt, Joseph Raymond; Kassebaum, Nicholas J.; Blake, Natacha; Glennie, Linda; Wright, Claire; Nichols, Emma; Abd-Allah, Foad; Abdela, Jemal; Abdelalim, Ahmed; Adamu, Abdu A; Alene, Kefyalew Addis

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Background Acute meningitis has a high case-fatality rate and survivors can have severe lifelong disability. We aimed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the levels and trends of global meningitis burden that could help to guide introduction, continuation, and ongoing development of vaccines and treatment programmes.

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/201820
Source: The Lancet Neurology
DOI: 10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30387-9
Access Rights: Open Access

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