Meningococcal B vax shown to protect against gonorrhoea

THE MeNZB vaccine of the mid 2000s offers protection against gonorrhoea, University of Auckland researchers have found.

A case-controlled study reviewed 15,000 patient files in sexual health clinics across the country, and found 30% of individuals vaccinated against meningococcal B with MeNZB were protected against gonorrhoea.

Helen Petousis-Harris, director of immunisation research and vaccinology at the University of Auckland Immunisation Advisory Centre, led the research team and presented her findings at the International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference in