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Meningitis vaccine could be on the way

Canadians could soon be protected against a meningitis strain that’s believed to be responsible for the deaths of two BC teens last year.

Infectious disease specialist Dr Taj Jadavji says the American Medical Association has confirmed a Meningitis B vaccine is in the works, but it depends on how quickly the government approves it.

Meningitis B is often mistaken for the flu, and is responsible for 82 percent of cases in children, and 68 percent of cases in teens.

Published February 13, 2012