Possibly because of Covid protection measures, meningococcal disease rates drop over the past few years but vaccinations are down too.
Scientists are warning people though not to be complacent. Meningococcal disease while rare, it is serious and has devastating consequences. “This infection is every family’s nightmare; impacts are life altering and life limiting,” epidemiologist Amanda Kvalsvig said.
After Covid, there was limited social interaction, smaller gatherings and border control which may have contributed to controlling the spread of meningococcal disease as well.
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