Group B Meningococcal Disease in New Zealand: Epidemiology and Prevention

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Group B Meningococcal Disease in New Zealand: Epidemiology and Prevention

This Research Review Educational Series E-Learning Module is intended for New Zealand GPs and covers the risk factors for, and incidence and burden of meningococcal disease in New Zealand.  It reviews available vaccines for meningococcal disease including an in-depth review of the 4CMenB vaccine.  It is based on the Research Review Educational Series Publication ‘Group B Meningococcal Disease in New Zealand: Epidemiology and Prevention’.


Before starting the module please read the Research Review Educational Series publication, accessed through the link below:

Group B Meningococcal Disease in New Zealand: Epidemiology and Prevention

The PDF through the link above can be viewed on screen, saved and printed.

This Educational Series E-Learning Module covers:

  • An overview of meningococcal disease.
  • Risk factors for meningococcal disease.
  • The incidence of meningococcal disease.
  • The burden of meningococcal disease.
  • Epidemiology of group B meningococcal disease in New Zealand.
  • Prevention of group B meningococcal disease in New Zealand (4CMenB).

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should have an improved understanding of:

  • Risk factors associated with meningococcal disease.
  • The incidence of meningococcal disease.
  • The burden of meningococcal disease.
  • The epidemiology of group B meningococcal disease in New Zealand.
  • Prevention of group B meningococcal disease in New Zealand (4CMenB).

Contributing experts

Expert commentary is provided by:

Dr Sharon Wong, a paediatrician at Waitemata DHB who was involved with the New Zealand serogroup B meningococcal vaccine initiative. 

Dr Stewart Reid, a semi-retired GP, also involved in the New Zealand serogroup B meningococcal vaccine initiative.

Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield who works part time in General Practice in Tauranga, New Zealand, is involved in clinical research and is a clinical advisor to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

Accreditation

“Group B Meningococcal Disease in New Zealand: Epidemiology and Prevention" E-Learning Module has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1 CME credit for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
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"Group B Meningococcal Disease in New Zealand: Epidemiology and Prevention" E-Learning Module has been endorsed by The College of Nurses and has been approved for 1 hour professional development.
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