Animal Research Minute – Could scientists be close to creating a meningitis vaccine?
Well, according to HealthDay News, new research with mice could lead to a vaccine that protects people
against meningococcus B, the most common cause of bacterial meningitis. Bacterial meningitis causes
serious inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that can lead to brain damage and even death.
Developing a vaccine is hard because there are more than 300 different strains. But researchers working
with mice have bioengineered their own variant of meningitis in order to develop a vaccine to protect
against this deadly disease.