Unformatted text preview: Condoms are useful for preventing gonorrhea. Avoiding contact with infected persons can prevent meningitis. • Immunological: Only experimental vaccines are available. These vaccines target the meningococcal capsular polysaccharide but are not effective against group B (the most common isolate) because of its poor immunogenicity. • Chemotherapeutic: Penicillin is the drug of choice for treating gonorrhea. However, the number of resistant isolates continues to increase and other drugs must be employed in these cases. Penicillin is also the drug of choice for treating meningococcal meningitis....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10