Neisseria meningitidis

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Neis·se·ri·a me·nin·gi·'ti·dis

a bacterial species found in the nasopharynx of humans but not in other animals; the causative agent of meningococcal meningitis and meningicoccemia; virulent organisms are strongly gram negative and occur singly or in pairs; in the latter case the cocci are elongated and are arranged with long axes parallel and facing sides kidney shaped; groups characterized by serologically specific capsular polysaccharides are designated by capital letters (the main serogroups being A, B, C, and D).

Neisseria meningitidis

Neisseria meningitidis

Meningococcus Infectious disease A gram-positive coccus which is part of the normal nasopharyngeal flora; it is one of the most common causes of meningitis in the US

Neis·se·ri·a me·nin·gi·ti·dis

(nī-sēr'ē-ă men-in-jit'i-dis)
A species found in the nasopharynx; the causative agent of meningococcal meningitis. Virulent organisms are strongly gram-negative and occur singly or in pairs; in the latter case the cocci are elongated and are arranged with long axes parallel and facing sides kidney shaped. Groups characterized by serologically specific capsular polysaccharides are designated by capital letters (the main serogroups being A, B, C, and D).
Synonym(s): meningococcus.

Neisser,

Albert Ludwig S., German physician, 1855-1916.
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In the early 2000s, Meningitec played a pioneering role in reducing disease caused by N.
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Nimenrix (Meningococcal groups A, C, Y, W-135 polysaccharide tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine) is the brand name for GSK's tetravalent conjugate vaccine sold in the EU to protect children, adolescents, and adults against four serogroups of N.
There's great hope, he adds, that the genomes will lead to novel antibiotics and vaccines against N.
Until today, meningococcal vaccines approved for use in the United States have only covered four of the five main serogroups of N.