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Bacterial meningitis is a devastating disease that is responsible for approximately 300,000 deaths each year. Large-scale paediatric vaccination programmes against the bacteria causing the disease have been implemented by many countries. For his doctoral research, Merijn Bijlsma studied the epidemiology of the disease following the introduction in the Netherlands of a nationwide vaccination programme. In his thesis he also describes the clinical features of adult acquired bacterial meningitis since the nationwide introduction of therapy using adjunctive dexamethasone. And finally, Bijlsma looked for predictors of severe illness.

Event details of Epidemiology of bacterial meningitis
Date 1 July 2016
Time 12:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

Mr M.W. Bijlsma: Bacterial Meningitis: Epidemiology, Herd Protection, Clinical Characteristics and Risk Assessment.


Prof. D. van de Beek


Dr A. van der Ende and Dr M.C. Brouwer


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

This event is open to the public.