Are vaccines for some strains of bacteria are available, but not for the group B strain:. Levin and colleagues hope their findings will help vaccine vaccine for this strain and thereby prevent the thousands of deaths it causes around the world each year.
Study leader Dr. Michael Levin, a professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Medicine at Imperial College London, told the press that:.. Although most of us the meningitis bacteria eventually carried out, but only about one in 40,000 people develop meningococcal meningitis. Levin and colleagues to investigate why this tiny little group is more vulnerable, immune while the rest are set. – Our findings provide the strongest evidence so far that there are genetic factors that lead to meningitis meningitis, he said.
To the research, led by Imperial College London and the Genome Institute of Singapore, in the online edition of Nature Genetics on 8 Published August.The international study of over 6,000 people found that people sepsis sepsis and meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria gene variants that make their immune system to not be able effectively effectively against the bacteria. Continue reading