Bexsero: B-strain meningitis
Immunization for meningococcal serogroup B
Meningococcal meningitis is an acute infectious and contagious disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, B, C, Y and W135. In Canada, serogroup B is the most common, there is no animal reservoir or vector of this infection. It is transmitted by human contact, by aerosols from infected people or asymptomatic carriers.
For 30 years, serogroups B and C have been responsible for most meningococcal infections in America and Europe, and serogroups A and C in Africa and Asia.
Meningitis B strain can be fatal within 48 hours of contact if not prevented by vaccination.
Bexsero is indicated for people between the ages of 2 months and 25 years and is covered by the RAMQ.