Matthew Davis quoted in Science News about bacterial meningitis, vaccines

May 25, 2011

Matthew Davis was quoted in a Science News article, "Bacterial meningitis keeps falling: Vaccinations cut cases nearly one-third over past decade."

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that cases of bacterial meningitis in the U.S. decreased 31 percent between 1998 and 2007. "For people taking care of kids since the 1980s, the world of meningitis has completely changed in the United States — and it's because of two vaccines [Hib and PCV]," Matthew Davis told Science News.