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New Meningitis B vaccine trials

Scientists at Southampton University are carrying out trials of a new vaccine against meningitis B

New Meningitis B vaccine trials

Meningitis can have a devastating effect, with possible brain damage and the loss of limbs. Until recently there hasn't been a way of preventing Meningitis B. But experts in Southampton are trialling a new vaccine - before the government decides if it will be used here in the UK.

Around 1870 people contract the infection each year. Many of them children under five or babies. And one in 10 survivors have major physical or neurological disabilities.

The experts at Southampton are still looking for volunteers. So if you're aged between 10 to 18 years of age and are interested you can contact the Meningitis Trial team at the Southampton Research Facility on 023 81204989. Or email: Danny.pratt@uhs.nhs.uk

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