Steep rise reported in meningococcal infections

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:202

Notifications of meningococcal infections rose sharply in 1995, according to last week's Communicable Disease Report (vol 6, No 3). Over the previous four years the number of cases notified to the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys has been fairly steady at around 1400 cases a year, but more than 1800 cases are reported in the preliminary data for 1995. Deaths attributed to the disease in 1995 rose to 185 compared with 148 in 1994, though the crude case death …

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