Universal Epidemiology of Insidious Meningococcal Syndrome


  • Gjovalin Valsa Kaposvári Egyetem, University of Kaposvár+AK323:AL324
  • Enkelejda Shkurti




meningococcus, neisseria meningitidis, insidious meningococcal illness, meningitis, epidemiology, meningitis belt


Neisseria meningitidis is one of the principal sources of bacterial meningitis worldwide and can as well cause sepsis, pneumonia, and further expressions. In states with elevated widespread rates, the illness load puts a huge tension on the public health structure. The universal epidemiology of persistent meningococcal disease (IMD) diverges distinctly by area and in due course. This appraisal summarizes the burden of IMD in diverse states and recognizes the highest-incidence countries where habitual preventive programs aligned with Neisseria meningitidis would be essentially profitable in offering security. Accessible epidemiological figures from the past 20 years in World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control assortments and available articles are comprised in this review, in addition to straight statements with important specialists in the area. The nations were clustered into high-, moderate-, and low-occurrence states. The mainstream of countries in the elevated-occurrence set are located in the African meningitis belt; several reasonable-occurrence states are located in the European and African areas, and Australia, whereas low-occurrence countries comprise numerous from Europe and the Americas. Precedence nations for vaccine involvement are high- and restrained-incidence nations where vaccine-avoidable serogroups prevail. Epidemiological records on burden of IMD are required in nations where this is not distinguished, predominantly in South- East Asia and Eastern Mediterranean areas, so evidence-based assessments concerning the application of meningococcal vaccines can be created.




How to Cite

Valsa, G., & Enkelejda Shkurti. (2015). Universal Epidemiology of Insidious Meningococcal Syndrome. European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1(1), 25–36. https://doi.org/10.26417/ejis.v1i1.p25-36