Meningitis is the inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation can be caused by infection associated with viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms. Meningitis can be life threatening due to the proximity to the brain and spinal cord. In children it can be especially serious because small children often dont exhibit the same symptoms as adults, but may be irritable and listless. Infants often exhibit signs with bulging of the soft spot, other symptoms may include leg pain, cold extremities and abnormal skin color.
Jean Brown Research is performing a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a meningitis vaccine to prevent the infection in 2 month old infants.
Pediatric Meningitis Basic Qualifications
- 2 month old infants (55-89 days old)
- Boy or Girl
- Be a full term baby (37+ weeks)
- >5.5lbs at birth
- Parental Consent
- Ability to complete study
Qualified participants may receive:
- Health care related to the study
- No cost vaccination
- Compensation up to $550 for time and travel related to the study
Location For Study Visits:
1255 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84124