What if you’ve got a home that’s been infected with meningococcal disease and you don’t want to risk infecting anyone?
Then there’s the option of isolating yourself and using a new vaccine called Cpt2D, which is designed to protect against the maningococcus bacteria.
It’s been around for a long time and it’s still in use.
But now it’s been shown to be a relatively safe and effective way to help control meningosensory impairment, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and at the US Department of Defense’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and a number of other labs, tested Cpt1D against the S. aureus, a strain of the bacteria that can cause meningitic meningititis, to see how well it worked against that disease.
The researchers found that the vaccine worked as well as the old one and had no adverse effects on anyone.
“Our data suggests that using a novel vaccine against a novel pathogen can prevent meningoencephalitis, or the meningose disease, from entering the home,” lead researcher Dr. Michael F. Johnson said in a press release.
“The findings provide a novel mechanism for using vaccines against meningogen-producing bacteria to prevent transmission of the disease.”
And while the new vaccine might not work against every other maningitis, it should be good enough to be considered a potential treatment for the disease.
A more effective way of controlling the disease?
It’s not as simple as simply giving your dog a shot, though.
As the CDC notes, the manningitis vaccine only works against one strain of bacteria in the body, S. anureus.
So to effectively treat the disease, you’d need to target all of them.
So the researchers turned to a new method of vaccine development, one that involves injecting a single strain of a vaccine into a vaccine-resistant strain of S. thetaiensis.
They found that when the two vaccines were injected, the vaccine-resistance strain was able to be eliminated in the lab and the vaccine was safe to use.
“This is the first report of a single vaccine containing both S. and T.A.S. in a vaccine for S. meningitus,” Johnson said.
“With a single, novel vaccine, we’re able to introduce an effective vaccine against both strains of S in the human body, as well.”
Johnson and his team are working to make that vaccine a reality and hope to test it out in humans in about a year or two.