Publicity about certain aspects of meningococcal disease is still needed

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.311c (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:311
  1. A Corke,
  2. M Davda,
  3. V Franklin,
  4. J Taylor,
  5. R Anderson,
  6. J Bhachu,
  7. S Chen,
  8. N Choudbury,
  9. T Christmas
  1. Final year medical students St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 ORE

    EDITOR,—There has been widespread media coverage of the seasonal increase in the incidence of meningitis, which consequently has caused much public concern.1 Unfortunately, reports in the media have not always emphasised the most relevant symptoms and signs of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia.2 We interviewed 180 parents and carers of children attending playgroups throughout London to assess their …

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