Researchers see decline in cases of bacterial meningitis infection

05/25/2011 | HealthDay News

The CDC reported a 31% decrease in cases of bacterial meningitis -- from two per 100,000 cases to 1.38 per 100,000 cases -- from 1998 to 2007, driven largely by drops in incidence of Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae infections. Blacks and children younger than 2 months old accounted for the highest cases of meningitis during the study period, according to data published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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