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serogroup

 [sēr´o-gro̳p]
1. a group of bacteria containing a common antigen, sometimes including more than one serotype, species, or genus. This is an unofficial designation, used in the classification of certain genera of bacteria, such as Leptospira, Salmonella, Shigella, and Streptococcus.
2. a group of viral species that are closely related antigenically.

se·ro·group

(sē'rō-grūp),
1. A group of bacteria containing a common antigen, used in the classification of certain genera of bacteria.
2. A group of viral species that are antigenically closely related.

serogroup

/se·ro·group/ (sēr´o-grldbomacp″) an unofficial designation denoting a group of bacteria containing a common antigen, possibly including more than one serotype, species, or genus.

serogroup

[sēr′o-gro̅o̅p]
1 a group of bacteria containing a common antigen, sometimes including more than one serotype, species, or genus. This is an unofficial designation, used in the classification of certain genera of bacteria, such as Leptospira, Salmonella, Shigella, and Streptococcus.
2 a group of viral species that are closely related antigenically.

se·ro·group

(sēr'ō-grūp)
1. A group of bacteria containing a common antigen, used in the classification of certain genera of bacteria.
2. A group of viral species that are antigenically closely related.
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Fewer meningitis cases are now diagnosed, and large outbreaks of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A are diminishing.
A recommendation to expand serogroup B meningococcal vaccination to include adolescents and young adults was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
is a vaccine indicated for active immunization to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B.
26, ACIP voted 15-0 for vaccination for the following people over age 10 years at increased risk of serogroup B meningococcal disease: those with persistent complement deficiencies; those with anatomic or functional asplenia; microbiologists exposed to Neisseria meningitidis isolates; and those such as college students at increased risk during an outbreak.
Bexsero (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine recombinant, adsorbed ) has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B (also known as meningitis B) in adolescents and young adults from 10 years via 25 years of age.
The majority of meningococcal infections in the UK are now caused by serogroup B organisms.
Novartis in January 2013, received marketing authorization for Bexsero as the only vaccine against serogroup B, across the European Union, Canada and Australia, and has been currently filed for U.
This strain of meningitis, known as serogroup B, is a highly aggressive bacterial infection that causes swelling of the brain and spinal cord and can lead to brain damage or blood poisoning.
1) In Quebec, the case fatality ratio from 1997 to 2011 was 15% for serogroup C and 5.
The vaccine protects against four types of meningocci (serogroups A, C, Y and W-135) but not against serogroup B, which causes about half the cases in Oregon.
Our data suggest that this vaccine is a promising and broadly protective meningococcal serogroup B vaccine candidate," said study lead author Peter Richmond from the University of Western Australia's School of Paediatrics and Child Health.